Meet a Scientist: Lobsters, Crabs and Shrimp

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Dec 23 12:30PM - 2:30PM See more dates


This event is Free with museum admission


About this event

Interact with specimens of some captivating crustaceans to learn about their life, behavior, and more. 

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.

Most Fridays from 11am to 1pm, and on other select dates, 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.