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.

Recent Blog Posts

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Steer Clear of Two Common Poisonous Plants—Here’s How

In Chicagoland, summertime means getting outside and enjoying the many parks and green spaces the city has to offer. While enjoying them, keep your eyes open for few plants that are a little deceptive—they look harmless but could cause discomfort. Here’s what you need to know about two plants common to the Midwest.  

Recycling at The Field Museum

Perhaps you’ve noticed the blue recycling carts around The Field Museum, the customized recycling bins in the Field Bistro, Explorer Café and the Siragusa Center, and if you are here on Members' Nights, a variety of other recycling containers in the halls behind the scenes. If so, we hope you’ve found them easy to use! The Field Museum diverted 53% of its waste from landfills in 2016, with 31 tons of that amount being captured in the blue carts.