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The Field Museum

 
The Field Museum was founded to house the biological and anthropological collections assembled for the World's Columbian Exposition of 1893. These objects form the core of the Museum's collections which have grown through world-wide expeditions, exchange, purchase, and gifts to more than twenty million specimens.
Address: Chicago, IL, 60605    
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The Field Museum is located on Chicago's Museum Campus, at 1400 S. Lake Shore Drive, just south of Roosevelt Rd.
Permanent Exhibits.
- Exhibits about Nature: Africa, Animal Biology, Bird Habitats, Bushman, Lions of Tsavo, Mammals of Africa.
- Exhibits about Culture: Africa, Inside Ancient Egypt, Eskimos and Northwest Coast Indians, The Ancient Americas, Pawnee Earth Lodge, Webber Gallery, The Art Lacquer of Japan, China, Hall of Jades, Pacific Spirits, Maori Meeting House, Tibet, Traveling the Pacific, Grainger Gallery, Malvina Hoffman Bronze Sculptures.
Research. The Museum's curatorial and scientific staff in the four departments of Anthropology, Botany, Geology, and Zoology conduct basic research in the fields of systematic biology and anthropology, and also have responsibility for collections management and collaboration in public programs with the Departments of Education and Exhibits. Since its founding the Field Museum has been an international leader in evolutionary biology and paleontology, and archaeology and ethnography.
Public Learning. As an educational institution the Field Museum offers multiple opportunities for both informal and more structured public learning. Exhibits remain the primary means of informal education, but throughout its history the Museum has supplemented this approach with innovative educational programs. The Harris Loan Program, for example, begun in 1912, provides educational outreach to children, bringing artifacts, specimens, audiovisual materials, and activity kits to Chicago area schools. The Department of Education, begun in 1922, offers a changing program of classes, lectures, field trips, museum overnights and special events for families, adults and children. Professional symposia and lectures, such as the annual A. Watson Armour III Spring Symposium, presents the latest scientific results to the international scientific community as well as the public at large.
The collections form the foundation of the Museum's exhibition, research and education programs, which are further informed by a world-class natural history library of more than 250,000 volumes.
Student Lectures & Performances. Broaden your students’ horizons with stimulating performances and presentations. These special events expose your students to a variety of well-known artists and scientists.
The Museum Store. There are four amazing stores to explore, including our award-winning Main Store, that offer an abundance of unique, hand-crafted gifts, educational toys and books, and festive souvenirs. And it always feels good to know that proceeds from your Museum Store purchases support educational and research efforts at The Field Museum. With a stop at the Museum Stores, you can pick up a special memento from your visit or remember friends back home.

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