Community Science

Become a part of Field Museum research by participating in our community science projects. Your efforts can make a very real impact on our work and knowledge about the world.

Two monarch butterflies are perched atop a flower in downtown Chicago.

From butterfly migrations to plant biodiversity, help our scientists study these topics and more through community science. Each project is designed to involve everyday scientists like you. While some projects may ask you to explore and observe habitats throughout Chicago, most require just access to a computer to participate. At home or in your backyard—join in!

Community Science Opportunities