Learn more about our scientific and conservation work all around the world and enjoy unprecedented access to our collections.

A woman leans down to look at drawers of insect specimens lined up on display.

The Creatures and the Environment track gives members a window into the Field Museum’s global fieldwork and conservation projects—as well our massive collection of artifacts and specimens.

Dive deep into the work of Museum researchers, whether they’re working in the field or with any of our 40 million objects. Attend up to three Field Encounters events every year to learn how we bring these efforts together to create a diverse, more sustainable future.

To join the Field Encounters program or questions about the Creatures and the Environment track, contact Halley Watts at 312.665.7789 or hwatts@fieldmuseum.org​​.

Get up close and personal with insects and many other collection specimens during a Field Encounters event.

Kyle Flubacker

Find out what some of the more than 40 million objects in our collections can teach us about the diversity of life on earth.

Zachary James Johnston