Our Science

Learn about our efforts in research and conservation—and explore our collection that tells the story of life on Earth.

The specimens, artifacts, and objects in the Field Museum’s collection are only the first 40 million reasons scientists flock from all over the world to work with this world-class institution. Every day, our scientists, researchers, and conservationists work in deserts, jungles, and global cities in service of creating a brighter future rich in nature and culture.

Our work studying the past is all in pursuit of creating a better world—whether we’re discovering or analyzing new objects for our collections, or actively engaging in conservation or curation work with our partners. Learn more about how we work and how you can work with us.

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