Focus: Meteorites - History

For information on the center‘s current activities see our researchand collection pages.

Since its beginnings in 1893 the Field Museum has a long-standing history in meteoritics. In 1933 the Meteoritical Society, the professional society for meteorite researchers, was founded at the Field Museum.

The Robert A. Pritzker Center for Meteoritics and Polar Studies was established in 2009 at the Field Museum through a $7.3 Million grant from theTawani Foundation.