Grainger Science Hub

Category: Exhibitions

Exhibition Summary

Temporarily closed

All ages


Temporarily closed

Open daily from 11am to 3pm

All ages

About the Exhibit

You’ve never seen our collection like this.

Discover specimens that are usually under lock and key. Get up close and personal with the Field Museum’s collection.

With more than 40 million items in our collections, less than one percent is on display. So we pick some of our favorites and move them to the Grainger Science Hub…for a limited time only.

Take a closer look: get close to select specimens, get a feel for the tools we use in our research, and explore new discoveries with educators. There’s something new to check out every time you visit. If you can't make it to the museum, you can still get hands-on with science with Hub at Home activities.

A woman and three children gather around an educator holding a specimen. Group members reach towards the specimen.

During your visit to the Science Hub, get a close look at specimens from our collections.

Morgan Anderson

Look beyond our permanent exhibitions and see what our scientists are up to in regularly changing displays.

Exhibition highlights:

  • Hand-picked selections brought from behind closed doors
  • Specimens to spark your curiosity
  • Educators on hand to answer questions
  • Rotating exhibits about our scientific research

Science Hub at Home Activities 

Think and act like a scientist at home with Science Hub at Home—a collection of activities brought to you by the Science Hub team. Each resource is inspired by some of our favorite items from the Field's collections. Gather a few supplies from around your house and get ready to make your own paint, jump like a frog, and go on a scavenger hunt!

Enjoy Science Hub at Home activities by downloading our printables featured below and find even more of these at-home resources in the learning resources hub.

Activity Highlights

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