Collections Club

Collections Club welcomes community scientists (like you!) to explore, curate and digitize Field Museum specimens. Go behind the scenes and take a closer look at specimens and digital records with hands-on curation activities with our scientists. You’ll generate data about early land plants, ferns, insects, mammals, fossilized plants, and more. This information helps scientists with their research by accelerating their discovery and documentation of the natural world. 

Collections Club is inspired by WeDigBio, or Worldwide Engagement for Digitizing Biocollections. This global event promotes biodiversity research by inviting the public to digitize natural history collections in person and online. In addition to the annual WeDigBio event, Collections Club hosts quarterly events throughout the year.