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Special Exhibitions

Now on View

Wild Weather

Wild Weather

On view Jan. 28 – May 7, 2017

Fly through the eye of a hurricane, create a mini-tornado and dance up a storm as the weather around you responds to your movements. Severe weather is powerful and unpredictable, and this new exhibit lets you experience it up close. Through experiments, challenges, models, computer interactives and multimedia experiences, learn how scientists are working together to create better weather forecasts in an ever-changing climate.

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Mammoths and Mastodons

Mammoths and Mastodons

On view June 17 – Aug. 27, 2017

Explore the world of mammoths and mastodons through fossils, artifacts, engaging interactives, immersive media, and the story of the most complete and best preserved baby mammoth ever found. Explore their habitats, their neighbors, and their human hunters. Investigate current theories about their DNA and extinction, and journey with scientists who continue to study their living cousins—elephants.

Presented in conjunction with the giant screen film, Titans of the Ice Age. See them both with a Value Pass!


Gladiators: Heroes of the Colosseum

On view September 30 – January 7, 2018

From the seats of the world’s most iconic stage, discover the story behind one of Rome’s most brutal and celebrated traditions in this new special exhibit. Building on the larger-than-life legends of gladiators, the exhibit explores the world these men inhabited, from the regiment of training, discipline and constant peril to the fame, wealth and freedom that greeted the very best gladiators.

All dates and titles subject to change. 

Mammoths and Mastodons image © The Field Museum.