Impact of your Support

Individuals, corporations and foundations provide much needed contributions that fund every aspect of what we do. Whatever you love most about The Field Museum—whether it is our beloved 1921 landmark building designed by Daniel Burnham or one of the 24 million objects in our collections, you can support the future of what matters most to you.

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Collections: The Field Museum was founded to house collections from the World's Columbian Exposition of 1893. The collections provide the foundation of ourexhibition, research and education programs. Your support ensures the collections are properly conserved, allowing them to be used for study and exhibit around the world.

Endowment: A gift to the endowment is an investment in the Museum’s excellence now and for the future. Museum endowments provide financial stability so that positions and programs can flourish with the knowledge that they will continue to exist in perpetuity.

Conservation: The Museum is working to conserve the world’s forests to protect threatened ecosystems and to limit global warming.We rely on you to help us catalyze the Museum's collections- based science for grassroots action.

Exhibitions: Standing beneath the skeleton of a towering T-Rex is surely a memory that lasts a lifetime. Sponsorship opportunities are available with our travelling exhibitions, which have included King TutPearlsCleopatra and Chocolate, as well as in our permanent halls.

Education: The Department of Education offers classes, lectures, field trips, overnights and special events for families, adults and children.Your support ensures that the Museum is a learning environment that is accessible to everyone, and encourages the budding scientist in each of us.

Scientific Research: The Field Museum employs over 200 scientists working in 70 countries around the world. Our scientists contribute innovative research to current thinking in Anthropology, Botany, Geology and Zoology.

Restricted Giving: Restricted Giving allows you to donate to a specific department, program or initiative. Click here to customize your contribution.