Evolving Planet Devonian Mural
Geologic period: Devonian
Eusthenopteron, Diplacanthus, Acanthostega, Bothriolepis, Rhacophyton
What did the world look like through the eyes of a 500-million-year-old trilobite? What could you see and hear in the swampy forest that was Chicago…300 million years ago? How would it feel to touch the face of our early human cousins?
Evolving Planet takes visitors on an awe-inspiring journey through 4 billion years of life on Earth, from single-celled organisms to towering dinosaurs and our extended human family. Unique fossils, animated videos, hands-on interactive displays, and recreated sea- and landscapes help tell the compelling story of evolution—the single process that connects everything that’s ever lived on Earth.
If you’re looking for dinosaurs, this is the place! Evolving Planet features an expanded dinosaur hall including every major group, the worlds they lived in, and what we’ve learned from T. rex Sue. And throughout the exhibition, Field Museum scientists show visitors what we’re still learning about the past, present, and future of life on Earth.