Permanent Exhibits

ancient americas

The Ancient Americas
Discover what Field Museum scientists and others have learned about the Americans who lived here before us, and how it’s changing nearly everything we thought we knew!

Nature | Animal, Plants, Ecosystems | Rocks and Fossils | Culture | Africa | The Americas | Asia and the Pacific | Global Themes | Sue | Evolving Planet | The Ancient Americas | Crown Family PlayLab | DNA Discovery Center
Now Open! Ernst & Young 3-D Theater
Sneak Preview: The Grainger Hall of Gems
Temporary Exhibits

real pirates

Real Pirates
Journey into the exciting world of pirates and experience their fascinating, true adventures. Real Pirates now open through October 25. Tickets on sale now.

The Burnham Memorial Design Competition | Bunce Island: A British Slave Castle in Sierra Leone | Water | Real Pirates: The Untold Story of the Whydah from Slave Ship to Pirate Ship | Travels of the Crow: Journey of an Indian Nation | And more...
Upcoming Exhibits


The Nature of Diamonds
Glamorous. Dazzling. Ancient. Explore the many facets of diamond through history, science, art and breathtaking jewelry. Exhibition runs October 23, 2009—March 28, 2010

The Nature of Diamonds
Traveling Exhibits


Nature Unleashed:
Inside Natural Disasters

Explore the earthquakes, tsunamis, hurricanes, volcanoes, tornadoes, and other natural disasters from the ancient past and not-too-distant future that both fascinate and frighten us.

Nature Unleashed: Inside Natural Disasters | A T. Rex Named Sue | Chocolate | 50 Years of Powwow | Transforming Tradition: Pottery from Mata Ortiz | George Washington Carver | Mammoths and Mastodons | A Celebration of Souls: Day of the Dead in Southern Mexico | Pearls
On-line Exhibits


From rainforest treasure to luscious treat—immerse yourself in the story of chocolate. Journey through history to get the complete story behind the tasty treat that we crave.

Sue at The Field Museum | Chocolate | Man-Eaters of Tsavo | Underground Adventure | Africa | Anthropology Collections | Butterflies | Paul Martin Collection | Natural Products Initiative | Women in Science | And more...
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