Located on Chicago's iconic Lake Michigan shore, the Field Museum opened its current building to the public in 1921's but their story began years earlier.
Since opening the Museum in 1894, their collection has grown to nearly 40 million artifacts and specimens. The breadth of their mission has expanded, too. they continue to research the objects in our collections, as well as document previously unknown species, conserve ecosystems in their backyard and across the globe, educate budding scientists, invite cross-cultural conversation, and more all to ensure that their planet thrives for generations to come.
It takes hundreds of people working behind the scenes and with their visitors to operate a world-class museum.
From the designers who plan and build their exhibitions, to collections managers who prepare, catalog, and care for their specimens and artifacts
From the staff who take care of the building, to educators ready to answer questions and help visitors explore the natural world up close
From co-curators who work with Indigenous peoples to create inclusive exhibitions, to community organizers who build bridges with groups in their backyard and around the world...
From communicators who share their stories with the world, to tour guides and volunteers who make the Museum friendly and accessible
They all work together to welcome visitors through their doors and pursue their mission. Working toward a better world is a big job.