Adults

The World of Genomics

Friday, May 19 and Saturday, May 20 10am-2pm   Explore The World of Genomics at The Field Museum during a special two day event presented by the Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, a world leader in life sciences research and technologies. Meet with IGB scientists in Stanley Field Hall and take part in hands-on activities to discover the fascinating world of genomic science and its impact on our lives.

The World of Genomics

Friday, May 19 and Saturday, May 20 10am-2pm   Explore The World of Genomics at The Field Museum during a special two day event presented by the Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, a world leader in life sciences research and technologies. Meet with IGB scientists in Stanley Field Hall and take part in hands-on activities to discover the fascinating world of genomic science and its impact on our lives.

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Founders' Council Loop Luncheon

The Power of Partnership in Impacting Science Learning To make a positive impact on the overall success of students, sometimes the whole is truly greater than the sum of its parts. Hear from Director of Learning Beth Crownover how four Chicago organizations - Big Shoulders Fund, The Field Museum, Northwestern University, and Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum - have formed a unique partnership to build science capacity in 10 Archdiocesan Chicago schools located in the city's neediest areas.

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Founders' Council Behind-the-Scenes Tour

Since 1996, Dr. Janet Voight has been exploring Earth’s last frontier: the deep sea. Go behind the scenes with Dr. Voight for a closer look at specimens she has collected and research she has conducted on dozens of deep sea cruises. Please RSVP by March 31 with the link above or by contacting Deanna Doyle at ddoyle@fieldmuseum.org or (312) 665-7836. Complimentary parking will be available in the Museum's West Lot. 

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Founders' Council Exhibition Preview

Journey into The Field Museum’s vast collections with Specimens: Unlocking the Secrets of Life—before it opens to the public. At this exclusive preview, learn how scientists from around the world are using our collections every day to solve scientific mysteries and explore the wonder of the natural world. 6:00 PM Cocktail Reception in Stanley Field Hall 6:30 PM Opening Program

Founders' Council Hard Hat Tour

How is a Field Museum exhibition created? How do we sift through a collection of 30 million objects to decide what gets displayed? Learn about the special alchemy of crafting an exhibition—the art and the science. Enjoy a sneak-peek of Specimens: Unlocking the Secrets of Life while it's still under construction! Talk to the Exhibitions Department leaders, and hear how they share stories. See the creative processes that bring these to life. The evening will include a tour of the unfinished exhibition space and a light reception.

Meet a Scientist

Free with Basic admission. On Fridays from 11am to 1pm, find scientific staff in our new 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.

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