DNA Lab: Talk to a Scientist Hour

Drop by the DNA Discovery Center to learn about DNA research happening at the Field.

Activity summary

Location

Daniel F. and Ada L. Rice DNA Discovery Center

Ticketing

Free with museum admission
DNA researcher stands facing the glass between the Daniel F. and Ada L. Rice DNA Discovery Center and the Pritzker Laboratory for Evolutionary Biology and Molecular Systematics. A woman holds a girl with an excited look on her face up to the glass to see

DNA science is everywhere in the news and pop culture, from the courtroom to the tabloids. But Field Museum scientists go beyond the headlines in their work. Their research seeks answers to deeper questions: How can we use DNA to understand biodiversity? How did life on Earth evolve? How are species related?

Scientists from our Pritzker Laboratory for Evolutionary Biology and Molecular Systematics are on hand to answer questions about their latest research and what they’ve learned from studying DNA. No reservation is necessary—just drop by the Daniel F. and Ada L. Rice DNA Discovery Center for casual answers to your burning questions about the origins of life.