For Halloween, give your pumpkins some natural history flair with these stencils inspired by famous Field Museum specimens. To create your pumpkin design, download and print a stencil, then cut out the yellow areas. Show us your handiwork on Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook! Read more about Pumpkin Stencils: SUE, Fighting African Elephants, and a Tsavo Lion
Blogs & Videos
Every day at The Field Museum we're exploring something new, whether it's hidden deep in our collections or being investigated out in the field. Tune in to our blogs and videos to learn about breakthrough discoveries firsthand from our Field Museum scientists, discover curiosities in our vaults with Emily Graslie, or see how our science is making an impact in the world around you.
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Recent Blog Posts
Artificial cranial deformation, or head binding, is a practice carried out by cultures all over the world, and throughout time. Dr. Robert Martin talked to us about how the tradition was implemented by figures of high status in Ancient Egypt.
Read more about Dr. Martin's work and research. More info + Links! --------------------------------------------------------------------- Read more about Why did King Tut have a flat head?
I still want to know what happened to those fish that escaped from the dentist’s office in ‘Finding Nemo.’ Read more about Sucky Fish & Relationship Advice from Ants | Natural News from The Field Museum | Ep. 3
Fossil discoveries don’t always happen out in the field, with scientists armed with pick-axes realizing they’ve found something special. Sometimes, fossils lie in wait in museum collections until the right researcher comes along and realizes there’s something unusual about them. That’s what happened this time, and the fossils in question are prehistoric dog relatives called “beardogs.” Read more about Chihuahua-sized fossil "beardogs" shed new light on evolution of dogs and their relatives
While going on an expedition to search for fossils may sound glamorous, it involves a lot of hard work—sometimes in pretty extreme environments. Of course, it’s very rewarding when you find something, especially an entirely new species of dinosaur. From Antarctica to Patagonia to Utah, Field Museum paleontologists have been all over the world. Read more about Fossil Hunting 101
Alaka Wali is a Curator of North American Anthropology Collections. Read more about Not So Simple: Understanding Columbus Day
Part of a Field Museum scientist’s work is continuing to uncover new things about specimens that were collected a long time ago, adding new information that enhances our understanding of the natural world. When one Field Museum collections manager started asking questions about a small frog he was studying, he didn’t suspect it would lead down such a winding road. Read more about The Mystery of a Forgotten Botanist and a Rare Frog
As all eyes are on some of our favorite local cubs, here’s a look at just a few animals in the wild that have young commonly referred to as cubs: Bears polar_bear_cubs.jpg Image via U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Read more about Four Animals That Raise Cubs
Mmmmm. Botflies. Got a question? Give us a call! +1 (315) 367-2667 - aka 315-Em-Scoop !!! For more science stories and updates, check out our new series, 'Natural News from The Field Museum'! We're alternating that show with Brain Scoop episodes to keep things EXCITING! More info and Links! Dinosaur Discovery & Updates on Cloud Rats | Natural News from The Field Museum | Ep. 1 Read more about Botflies, Chicago Parakeets, and the Smallest Collection | Ask Emily #13
Two Field Museum scientists are leaving their labs and going face-to-face with SUE, the biggest Tyrannosaurus rex ever discovered, armed only with a wrench. And they’re going to take her arm off. SUE’s not just the world’s biggest T. rex—she’s also the best-preserved and most complete one. And that means that she contains a treasure trove of information for paleontologists to learn from. Read more about SUE Lends a Hand: Field Museum Scientists Remove T. rex’s Arm for Argonne Study