Meet a Scientist

Insects of the World

The Field Museum has a collection of 16 million insects. Get a glimpse into this collection alongside scientist Jim Louderman. Explore how we prepare insect specimens and meet some live critters!

Free with Basic admission. On select dates from 11am to 1pm, find scientific staff in our Grainger Science Hub! They'll share wonders from our collections and highlights of their research. Enter from Stanley Field Hall to hear about their work, see real artifacts and specimens from the approximately 30 million objects in The Field Museum's collections, and experience the Museum in new ways. Topics range from birds to insects, from mammals to plants, from pottery to spear points, and more!