Changing Exhibits Photo Gallery

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    Chocolate: The Exhibition, on view Oct. 11-Jan. 24, 2015, explores the natural and cultural history of the world’s favorite treat.
    Credit: ©The Field Museum, John Weinstein
  • chocolates in row
    Sweet chocolate candy is a rather recent invention; it made its debut in 1847. Before that, solid chocolate was both gritty and greasy.
    Credit: © 2002 Photodisc
  • pod on tree
    Brightly colored cacao pods are about the same size and shape as small footballs, and contain the source of chocolate–cacao seeds.
    Credit: © Robin Foster, The Field Museum
  • man with pod
    Cacao pulp tastes faintly of citrus and is the consistency of a pear.
    image used with permission of Cargill Cocoa & Chocolate, Incorporated
  • Girl Chef @The Field Museum
    A visitor delves into the history, in both Spanish and English, of her favorite sweet in Chocolate: The Exhibition.
    © The Field Museum
  • Families under tree, @The Field Museum
    Chocolate is made from the seeds of cacao pods which grow on trees like this replica in Chocolate: The Exhibition, on view Oct. 11-Jan. 24, 2015.
    © The Field Museum
  • Pinned Weevils
    Christopher Marley’s “Walking Weevils” display various patterns and colors in Pinned: Insect Art, Insect Science, Aug. 9-Nov. 9.
    Credit: Christopher Marley
  • leaf insects, copyright Christopher Marley
    Christopher Marley’s “Walking Leaf Variations” illuminate the color diversity of the species in Pinned: Insect Art, Insect Science, Aug. 9-Nov. 9.
    Credit: Christopher Marley 

Titanoboa: Monster Snake

  • Titanaboa © 2012 SNI/SI Network, LLC. All rights reserved
    Titanoboa: Monster Snake opens Feb. 15, 2014 and features a replica of the biggest snake that ever lived.
    Credit: © 2012 SNI/SI Network, LLC. All rights reserved
  • live ball python
    Live snakes, like this ball python which is closely related to a boa constrictor, will be part of the Titanoboa: Monster Snake exhibit.
    Credit: Mike Servedio/ANS
  • giant snake, Illustration by Jason Bourque, Florida Museum of Natural History
    Fossil plants and animals found at the site where Titanoboa cerrejonensis was discovered reveal the earliest known rainforest, teeming with life and dating to the Paleocene, the lost world that followed the demise of the dinosaurs, 60 million years ago.
    Credit: Illustration by Jason Bourque, Florida Museum of Natural History

Animal Grossology

  • girl at vomit slurpers
    Did you know some insects are vomit slurpers? Animal Grossology, on view May 16–Aug. 30, 2015, is full of slimy, stinky and gross—but fun—experiences for the whole family.
    Credit: Photo courtesy of Advanced Animations, LLC

Caryn Babaian: Nature in Chalk

  • Ecosystem Mandela by Caryn Babaian
    Caryn Babaian: Nature in Chalk, on view Jan. 17 to May 31, 2015, features large-scale nature mandalas in colorful chalk that illustrate the complexity and beauty of living systems in the natural world.
    Credit: Caryn Babaian

Clearly Beautiful: Photographs by Adam Summers

  • stingray by Adam Summers
    The large, colorful photographs of Clearly Beautiful: Photographs by Adam Summers, on view June 6 to Oct. 4, 2015, reveal the delicate inner skeletal tissues of fish through a common method of studying animal anatomy. The artist is University of Washington biology professor Adam Summers.
    Credit: Adam Summers

Reptiles: The Beautiful and the Deadly 

  • kids and pythons. Photo courtesy Clyde Peeling’s Reptiland
    Getting up close to live deadly snakes, colorful lizards and bizarre turtles is only half the fun of Reptiles: The Beautiful and the Deadly, on view Sept. 26, 2015 to Jan. 10, 2016.
    Credit: Courtesy Clyde Peeling’s Reptiland

Drawn to Dinosaurs

  • dinosaur skeleton by Lauren Duguid/ANS
    Drawn to Dinosaurs, opening Oct. 31, 2015, delves into the science and art of visualizing a living animal based on fragmentary fossils.
    Credit: Lauren Duguid/ANS
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