Creatures of Light: Nature's Bioluminescence

Delve into the mysterious world of bioluminescence and revel in the beauty of this remarkable natural phenomenon in Creatures of Light. Come discover the thousands of living organisms that blink, glow, flash, and flicker—from fireflies and fishes to glowworms and mushrooms—and immerse yourself in their magical world of “living light,” only at The Field Museum.

Check out the resources below to plan your visit, view amazing exhibition experiences, and learn more about these incredible luminous life forms!

Tour the exhibition, plan your visit, and browse related events and programs.

View photos, videos, and educational resources to see bioluminescence on land and at sea.

Investigate the real science behind the mysteries and mechanisms of bioluminescence.