Death: Life’s Greatest Mystery

Death: Life’s Greatest Mystery
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October 28, 2023 to April 7, 2024
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Through artifacts, specimens, and immersive media experiences, learn how life and death are part of a universal, continuous, and cyclical process. This thought-provoking exhibition explores cultural and natural responses to life and death and asks big questions including: “What if I don’t want to die?”, “What will happen to my body?” and “What will happen to my ‘self’?”. Experience how life goes on after death—and could not without it.

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Upcoming Events

Wednesday, February 28, 2024, 12:00 pm EST
Sunday, March 3, 2024, 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Tuesday, March 19, 2024, 6 pm
Tuesday, March 19, 2024, 6 pm
Saturday, March 23, 2024, 2 pm

This exhibition was organized by the Field Museum and made possible by Lilly Endowment Inc. 

This exhibition is generously supported by the Royal Exhibitions Circle