Grainger Science Hub

Staff member displays a rodent specimen, about the size of her palm. Two girls stand with their backs to the camera, one points towards the specimen. "Grainger Science Hub" logo is shown on left side.

The Science Hub is generally open daily from 10am to 3pm, but hours may vary due to events in Stanley Field Hall. On most Fridays, visit the Science Hub for Meet a Scientist from 11am to 1pm, as scientists share real artifacts and specimens from the collections. 

Field Museum scientists discover new species, do innovative research, and solve scientific mysteries. Now, the Grainger Science Hub is bringing our collections out from behind closed doors. We're pulling the best of what we're preparing, analyzing, and discovering out for you to see and experience every day at The Field Museum. 

Get a close look at some of the coolest things in our collections, talk with the scientists who study them, and engage with educators to learn even more. You can participate in hands-on activities and be among the first to know about breaking science stories. As an extension of the Science Hub, interactive carts in Stanley Field Hall offer even more ways to explore the collections and make new discoveries for yourself. 

Each experience is one-of-a-kind, and we're regularly sharing new stories about our scientific work and its impact on the world. Here are the current exhibits to explore at the Science Hub: 



Two people with pickaxes swinging at a rocky formation
Field Museum scientists hunt for dinosaur fossils.

Follow Museum scientists from the field back to the lab as they uncover new information about the duck-billed dinosaur Eolambia. Curator Pete Makovicky recently found that these dinosaurs traveled in packs of juveniles without adults. See juvenile Eolambia bones and talk with educators about how paleontologists unearth dinosaur bones and study them here at the Museum. Explore real field jackets, bone slices, and quarry maps, while learning about the process of finding and identifying dinos. A touchable titanosaur tibia is also on display.


Peregrine Falcons


Two large brown and white hawk-like birds perched on a railing
Photo: Stephanie Ware

Learn about the fastest animal on Earth, its unique anatomy, and how The Field Museum has helped bring back the population. 



Further exploration