World's Fair

Travel back in time to experience the excitement of the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition, a glittering showcase of architecture, culture, technology, and peoples from around the world. Get a rare look at artifacts and specimens that helped launch The Field Museum and have rarely—or never—been on display since they amazed fairgoers over a hundred years ago.

Discover how the Fair still lives on today in Opening the Vaults: Wonders of the 1893 World’s Fair, only at The Field Museum.

Tour the exhibition, plan your visit, and browse related events and programs.

Download the app, videos, and other resources featuring World’s Fair wonders.

Discover how the legendary Fair led to the founding of The Field Museum!