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)
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.
Science Newsflash brings you the most current scientific news stories from The Field Museum.
Recent Blog Posts
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
Scott Lidgard is the MacArthur Associate Curator of Fossil Invertebrates and Paul Mayer is the Collections Manager, Fossil Invertebrates in the Gantz Family Collections. Read more about Tully Monster: Vertebrate or Enigma?
Meteorites have been falling to Earth for literally hundreds of millions of years—and continue to land here today. Our Meteorites exhibition features rare and fascinating meteorites, from fossil meteorites to a meteorite on Mars. Read more about Four Fascinating Meteorites That Provide Clues to Understanding Our Solar System
We're highlighting women in science at The Field Museum and their diverse areas of research, paths to working in science, and their advice for future scientists. Hear from Alaka Wali, curator of North American anthropology collections: How did you get to where you are? Read more about Women in Science: Alaka Wali, Curator of North American Anthropology
We're highlighting women artists at The Field Museum and exploring the intersection of art and science. Hear from Adrienne Stroup, geology collections assistant and freelance scientific illustrator: Read more about Women in Art: Adrienne Stroup, Geology Collections Assistant