Tween Saturdays

A group of four teens, two boys and two girls, look closely at collection items with a younger boy.

Ever wonder how the Field Museum collects insects, fishes, and even dinosaurs?  This fall, learn how scientists both in the field and in the Museum itself find, collect, and curate the specimens that make up everything the Museum does! 

In a series of events designed for ages 11 to 14, participants will explore a variety of questions in the natural sciences, research The Field Museum's exhibitions and collections, go behind the scenes, and have the chance to make a connection that scientists around the world have attempted to make. 

2017's Theme: Collections

In this fall's six events, participants will explore some aspect of collecting and curating specimens from the point of view of research scientists at the Field! Each Saturday in the series will allow tweens to go in-depth and get a hands-on experience with real issues in science, both in our exhibits and behind the scenes.