Historic photograph of The Field Museum on its opening day in 1921


The Field Museum was founded in 1893 as the Columbian Museum of Chicago and has spent more than 120 years in the pursuit of scientific knowledge about the world around us.

Row of books on a shelf, each with spine reading "Field Museum of Natural History."

Our Mission

Watch our Inspiring Curiosity reel to understand why we're so passionate about the work we do.


The staff and interns of The Field Museum are a talented, diverse and innovative family. We invite you to join us!

View of Field Museum facade, with banners advertising Mammoths and Mastodons exhibition

Traveling Exhibitions

Bring an award-winning Field Museum exhibition to your museum or science center.