Meet a Scientist

About this recurring event

Did you know the Field Museum is full of working scientists? They're behind the scenes every day discovering new things and taking care of our collections.

A volunteer shares a skull with a visitor to the Grainger Science Hub during a Meet a Scientist Event. The volunteer holds the skull up while speaking with the visitor who is standing directly in front of the volunteer with only the back of their head visible.

Meet members of our scientific staff live online or in the Grainger Science HubLearn about their latest discoveries and newest research as they share real artifacts and specimens from the museum’s collection of nearly 40 million objects. You never know what you might discover when you meet a scientist, from natural habitat restoration to preparing new mammal species for installation.

This program is free online and included with museum admission. Join us for this up-close look at what our scientists do every day.