The Field Museum carries out the kind of science that only a museum can do. We house a collection of more than 26 million biological specimens and cultural artifacts contain the magnificent story of our planet, its life, and its cultures. Our research unlocks the information in these objects, solving mysteries from our past and present. Our action harnesses our science to create lasting results in conservation, quality of life, and cultural understanding. Together, we increase the world’s ability to understand the past, explore the present, and shape a future rich with biological and cultural diversity.

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Citizen Science

Join people just like you around the world who are actively contributing to real scientific research through Citizen Science projects. Get involved today!

Research & Collections

Explore the research of the world-class scientists who work behind the scenes at The Field and the artifacts and specimens they study in our collections.

Conservation & Community

The Field Museum brings scientists and communities together to create positive change in conservation and understanding, from right here in Chicagoland to the most biologically diverse places on Earth.