The Machine Inside: Biomechanics, an immersive exhibit for all ages, takes visitors on an intriguing journey into the marvels of natural engineering. Spider webs stronger than steel? Fish that can bite through bricks? All species—from the long-extinct to the recently discovered—have evolved specialized ways of adapting to the world. This engaging traveling exhibit from the Field Museum in Chicago, Illinois shows the many ways humans can draw inspiration from the innovations of evolution.
Through immersive design, real objects, scientific models, interactives and media, this exhibit takes visitors past the familiar surface of nature and deep into its invisible workings. Examples draw from the entire natural world, from ants to sharks to humans.