Art and Science Spotlight
Be an explorer, scientist, artist and much more! Take part in fun-filled art and science activities in The Crown Family PlayLab. Hear a storytelling performance, meet a Field Museum scientist, or work with Chicago artists to create your own masterpiece.
Every 3rd Saturday of the month.
11am - 2pm
Free with Basic admission.
Watch as local artist Ian Sherwin builds a unique sculpture illustrating the marvels of biomechanics. Then use your drawing skills to create your own one-of-a kind species. Will it be a super-fast runner, spin spider webs of steel, or be able to detach its jaw to grab its prey?
Visit the Restoring Earth exhibition and learn about the active nature conservation efforts happening around the world. Meet with conservators from our Action Science Center and learn all the ways that The Field Museum helps people get outdoors, learn about natural history at local natural areas and see how you can connect with nature in your neighborhood. Stop in the art studio for a seed planting activity you can take home with you.
Meet a Field Museum scientist and get up close with some creepy crawly LIVE insects! Learn about spiders, scorpions and many more species of insects at this months Art and Science Spotlight. Stop in the Crown Family PlayLab art studio to make your own insect themed craft to take home with you.
Meet a Scientist
Create a Masterpiece
Listen to a Story