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Check out what WBEZ's Curious City has to say about the Learning Collection!  The January 3rd piece features some of the best and most unique items you never knew you needed for your classroom!   


Registation is now open for the Learning Through Collections professional development series!  Join us throughout winter/spring 2018 for free, hands-on workshops designed to enhance your ability to teach and learn through collections in your classroom.  Questions?  Ready to register?  Visit our programs page. 


Take The Field Museum with you!


From a skunk specimen to SUE’s tooth to a ceremonial mask from Cameroon, the N. W. Harris Learning Collection at The Field Museum gives educators and parents a chance to take the Museum's collection to their classroom or home.  Borrow these specimens,  artifacts, and related curricular materials for up to one month, and when you return your borrowed treasures, peruse the over 100-year-old Learning Collection to take something new.


With over 400 unique exhibit cases (mini-dioramas) and 60 experience boxes (hands-on kits), your options are endless! 


Materials from the N. W. Harris Learning Collection at The Field Museum provide a unique and exciting way to engage students in scientific practices, develop critical thinking skills, and pique curiosity about Earth’s natural and cultural diversity.