The Field Museum is a museum in Chicago, Illinois and one of the largest museums in the world. It was opened on July 1, 1893 and has grown from its original 14 galleries to over 24 million artifacts and specimens from all over the globe. The museum offers visitors an opportunity to explore cultures from around the world, with exhibitions ranging from Ancient Egypt to Japanese samurai swords. The Field Museum is a not-for-profit organization, and all proceeds from ticket sales go towards supporting the museum’s educational programs and research.

Collections

The Field Museum has an extensive collection of objects from all over the world, including everything from Ancient Egyptian artifacts to Japanese samurai swords. The museum’s collections are divided into five main areas: anthropology, botany, geology, zoology, and archaeology.

Anthropology

The anthropology collection at the Field Museum contains over 1.2 million objects from all over the world. This collection is divided into two main sections: ethnographic and archaeological. 

Botany

The botany collection at the Field Museum contains over 2.3 million specimens, making it one of the largest collections in the world. This collection is divided into two main sections: the herbarium and the living collections. 

Geology

The geology collection at the Field Museum contains over 4.6 million specimens, making it one of the largest collections in the world. This collection is divided into three main sections: minerals, rocks, and fossils. 

Zoology

The zoology collection at the Field Museum contains over 16 million specimens, making it one of the largest collections in the world. This collection is divided into four main sections: invertebrates, vertebrates, amphibians, and reptiles. 

Archaeology

The archaeology collection at the Field Museum contains over 1.5 million objects from all over the world. This collection is divided into two main sections: Egyptian and non-Egyptian. 

Visit

The Field Museum is open every day from 9:00am to 5:00pm, with extended hours on Thursdays until 8:00pm. Admission is $23 for adults, $18 for seniors (65+), and $12 for children (ages 3-11). There are also a variety of membership options available if you plan on visiting the museum more than once.

 

The Field Museum has something for everyone, whether you’re interested in learning about other cultures or just want to see some of the coolest artifacts and specimens from around the world. 

 

While in Chicago, drop by in Millennium Park which is considered one of the largest green roofs in the world!