Five of the Coolest Souvenirs from the Field Museum

At the Field Museum Chicago, you can explore history, science and ancient cultures. Before you leave, you’ll probably want to find the perfect souvenir to remember your visit! Whether you’re shopping for yourself or picking out a gift for a friend, there are tons of interesting, unique, upscale gifts at the Museum’s four different shops!

Here are some of the coolest souvenirs you’ll find at the Field Museum in Chicago:

Egyptian Isis Statue

Isis was an ancient Egyptian goddess. She was the mother of Horus, god of the sky and all kings and wife of Osiris, lord of the underworld. With incomparable protection and healing powers, she represented the ideal woman in ancient times. The stone statue of Isis measures 6 inches high and 7 inches wide and shows the goddess kneeling and spreading her curved wings.

Vintage Japanese Haori

Haori are traditional Japanese kimonos worn to protect men from the elements. The Field Museum sells these beautiful, one-of-a-kind garments for men and women, which measure 23” long by 23” wide, with 12” wide sleeves. The haoris come in a variety of designs and colors and each one is completely unique.

Oaxacan Carved Creatures

Oaxaca, Mexico is known around the world for its whimsical folk art carvings known as alebrijes. These painstakingly hand-carved and hand-painted crafts are all original works made from the wood of the copal tree. The Field Museum store has vibrant lizards, rabbits and deer waiting for you to take them home!

Embera Masks

Near the Colombian border, there is a collection of remote Panamanian rainforest villages where the Embera people reside. In these villages, Shamans wear masks while performing healing rituals and before hunts to bring good luck. These one-of-a-kind masks are made from knotting and sewing pieces of palm trees. They are considered invaluable because of their intricate design. The Field Museum has blue macaw masks, toucan masks, owl masks and more.

Vintage Wedding Sari

These elegant wedding saris have been worn for hundreds of years on the Asian sub-continent. They are still worn today for weddings and large-scale social occasions. The Field Museum’s saris are from the mid-19th century and made from hand-loomed silk. They are available in several colors and embroidered with beautiful metallic and silk threads.

Shopping at the Field Museum of Natural History is unlike shopping at most museum gift shops. With truly one-of-a-kind pieces always in stock, you’re sure to find an exceptional souvenir to remember your trip by! Be sure to purchase a Chicago Card and make the Field Museum a stop on your next trip to the Windy City!