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Read about how the Learning Collection is making an impact throughout the Chicagoland area here! Many thanks to the Chicago Tribune for the feature.
Registration is now open for our spring professional development workshops! Join us on Saturday mornings throughout 2019 to practice working with museum collections in the classroom. These free, interactive, object-based learning workshops are perfect for beginners or those who already make objects part of their regular curriculum. Open to all grade levels and subject areas.
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.