Biomechanics

Shrimp that can break through glass? Spider webs that are stronger than steel? Sharks that use their snouts to sense the electrical impulses of their prey? Find out why every living thing—including humans—is a machine built to survive, move, and discover, and explore the ways in which these marvels of natural engineering have inspired ingenious man-made mechanisms.

Come witness how evolution is Earth’s greatest inventor in The Machine Inside: Biomechanics, only at The Field Museum.

Plan your visit, check out the exhibition’s highlights, and browse related events and programs.

Download our Educator Toolkit, videos, and more highlighting the machines inside all living things.

Discover more about the inner workings and incredible skills of some amazing plants and animals!