Exhibit on sea creatures that survive without blood, bones, or brains.
It's been 80 years since the Nazi Party rose to power in Germany. It all seems pretty improbable now, that a political party whose main platform was eliminating Jews, gypsies, homosexuals, and other "undesirables," led by a shrill man with a toothbrush mustache, could attain, let alone maintain, absolute power, and do it so quickly—between 1928 and 1932, the Nazi constituency in the 500-member German parliament grew from 12 to 230. But as the new Field Museum exhibit "State of Deception: The Power of Nazi Propaganda" shows, Adolf Hitler and his propaganda officers were masters at graphic design and niche marketing and at harnessing new technology to spread their messages. "They were able to sell Hitler and Nazi ideals to people who wouldn't have normally bought into it," says United States Holocaust Memorial Museum curator Steven Luckert, who created the exhibit. "They went from obscurity to prominence in just a couple of years. No other political party in history has ever done this." Continue reading >>
Artifacts from the historic event.
Featuring the restored Gemini 12 spacecraft and artifacts commemorating the 40th anniversary of its mission and other lunar adventures; astro labs and various historical space reading devices; interactive displays on galaxies, planets, and other nonterrestrial entities. The museum's regular sky shows start on the half hour, virtual reality presentations every 90 minutes.
Interactive and all-ages exhibit on space flight, including simulated rides and extra-terrestrial exploration.
Artifacts from between the Arctic and the tip of South America highlighting 13,000 years of survivor skills utilized by the early Pueblo communities of the American southwest, the Incas of South America, and other cultures throughout the hemisphere.
A permanent exhibition that allows visitors to watch scientists doing genetic research at the museum's Pritzker Laboratory.
This permanent exhibition reopens with displays of gemstones as they're found in nature, after they're cut and polished, and in jewelry by top designers.
Displays about the Amazon basin, Caribbean reefs, waters of the world, and the wild reef of the Indo-Pacific.
exhibit explaining Field Museum conservation efforts in Peruvian rain forests, island ecosystems, and some habitats in Chicago.
Adler Planetarium offers a 3D visual experience through orbits in space.