Before you start (literally) digging in, here's how you can plan the layout of your native plants garden. Read more about Roll Up Your Sleeves: How to Grow Native Plants in Your Garden
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.
Check out what our Chief Curiosity Correspondent, Emily Graslie, has explored on The Brain Scoop!
Explore the treasures of The Field Museum's collections with The Field Revealed video series.
Recent Blog Posts
There are easy and specific things everyone can do to help out the monarch butterfly and other native pollinators. One action you can take is to beautify your yard: plant native plants, especially milkweeds, in your garden or in containers. Read more about Every Flower Counts: Five Reasons to Add Native Plants to Your Garden
Akiko Shinya prepares vertebrate fossils for research, prospects and excavates fossils, conserves specimens, and works with volunteers and students in the lab. Read more about Women in Science: Akiko Shinya, Fossil Preparator
Evolutionary biologist and entomologist Corrie Moreau has traveled to remote tropical locations to collect ant specimens, made new scientific discoveries, and continues to support and mentor students and young scientists through her work with the Field Museum Women In Science program. Read more about Women in Science: Corrie Moreau, Evolutionary Biologist and Entomologist
A theory is a carefully thought-out explanation for observations of the natural world that has been constructed using the scientific method, and which brings together many facts and hypotheses. Read more about What Do We Mean by “Theory” in Science? (And How Turtle Shells Can Help Explain)
Ann Prazer makes mounts in the shop, helps install exhibits, and transports and handles precious artifacts within the Museum. Read more about Women in Art: Ann Prazer, Mountmaker
Lesley de Souza does field work in the Amazon basin of South America, exploring waterways for fish species and working alongside indigenous communities. Read more about Women in Science: Lesley de Souza, Conservation Biologist
Peggy Macnamara is the Artist in Resident at the Museum, where she illustrates specimens and scenes of the natural world, as well as teaches art classes. Read more about Women in Art: Peggy Macnamara, Artist in Residence
The Field Museum’s collection includes many different objects: dinosaur bones, dried plants, and ancient artifacts, just to name a few. But there’s another fascinating collection here that you may not expect: books. They’re located in an active, working library, where researchers can make appointments to pore through books and documents on a wide range of subjects. Read more about Four Fascinating Finds in the Rare Book Room, from Audubon to Ole Worm
Eric Gorscak is a postdoctoral researcher at The Field Museum focusing on African dinosaurs and paleobiogeography of the southern continents. Read more about Tyrannosaur Relatives of SUE