Young visitors and a museum educator examine a teaching specimen together in the Grainger Science Hub
Category: Back to All Events



    Meet a Scientist: Year of the (Komodo) Dragon

    Event summary


    2/9, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM CST
    Part of the series: Meet a Scientist




    About this event

    See the latest science firsthand in the Grainger Science Hub.

    Join Joshua Mata, Assistant Collections Manager of Herpetology as we Kick off the Year of the Dragon by learning about some real life dragons! Visitors can view various lizard species named after and resembling dragons, including our impressive Komodo dragon specimens.

    Scientists, researchers, and collections managers are behind the scenes every day, uncovering new information and taking care of our collection.

    During Meet a Scientist, you can find them in the Grainger Science Hub. They'll discuss their work and share real items from the museum’s collection of nearly 40 million objects. From collections care to field work, and dinosaurs to ecology, there’s a world of science to explore.

    Visit the Science Hub on select weekdays for an up-close look at what our researchers do every day.