Founded in 1893, one of the world's great natural history museums, with a world-renowned scientific staff and collections of more than 20 million specimens and cultural objects. The Stores at the Museum are spectacular, so you'll want to save ample time to browse. With a stop at the Museum Stores, you can pick up a special memento from your visit or remember friends back home. 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.