Meet a Scientist

About this recurring event

Did you know the Field Museum is full of working scientists? They work behind the scenes, 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.

Every Friday from 11am to 1pm, meet members of our scientific staff in the Grainger Science Hub and learn about their latest discoveries and newest research. They'll bring 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 with museum admission. Join us for this hands-on opportunity to learn what our scientists do every day.