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The Changing Face of Science

Category: Exhibitions

Exhibition Summary


Included with Basic admission

Targeted age groups

All ages


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Challenge your understanding of what a scientist looks like.

Engage with the captivating stories of women and people of color in science and find inspiration for your own exploration. Discover how diverse perspectives, identities, and backgrounds uniquely contribute to scientific advancement.

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Join Janet on a voyage to the seafloor and uncover what creatures are hiding deep in the ocean.

Janet Voight, PhD and Associate Curator of Invertebrate Zoology, is a leading researcher in the field of octopus studies and has delved deep into the ocean to uncover the mysteries of these fascinating creatures in their natural habitat. Learn about her unexpected journey to becoming a scientist that no one, not even herself, expected her to take. Join Janet on an expedition along with a mostly female-led scientific team to the depths of the ocean in The Changing Face of Science: Janet Voight and discover the secrets hiding beneath the surface.

  • See Janet Voights's exhibition in Comer Gallery on the upper level February 16, 2024 – January 10, 2025
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Explore Jingmai’s path into science — and find your own.

Meet Jingmai O’Connor, punk-rock paleontologist and the Field Museum’s Associate Curator of Fossil Reptiles— aka the dinosaur curator. Come along on Jingmai's journey to learn how her interest in science began, see real fossils unearthed by Jingmai, and visit her fossil prep workspace. Discover the ways personal passions can overlap with science to create your own path toward becoming a scientist.

  • Jingmai O'Connor's exhibition is in Rice Hall on the main level through June 23, 2024