A woman stands in a grassy area with shrubbery behind her as she holds a snake with both hands.

Meet a Scientist: Sara Ruane

Event summary


3/31, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM CDT
Part of the series: Meet a Scientist


Included with admission


About this event

Stop into the Science Hub and meet Sara Ruane, Assistant Curator of Herpetology as she discusses why snakes are cool!

In this session, Sara Ruane will focus on anaconda, the heaviest and one of the longest known extant snake species.

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.

This Meet a Scientist session is held in conjunction with the Field Museum’s Women’s History Month programming and Field Museum Women in Science.