south entrance of The Field Museum in Chicago

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Friends of the Arboretum January 2019 Trip

Chicago Field Museum Behind-the-Scenes Tour

  • Monday, January 14, 2019, 7 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • $140 per person
  • Tour leaves from the Arboretum Visitor Center. Plan to arrive 15 minutes prior to departure. Please park at the far end of the Arboretum parking lot.
  • Download and mail in the 2019 winter trip registration form.

Did you know that the Field Museum houses nearly 40 million specimens and artifacts? Less than 1 percent of these are on display to the public. On this exclusive behind-the-scenes tour we will visit the storerooms and working laboratories that house these exquisite and unique collections.

Our day will include several formal tours. In the morning we will get up close with real live bugs during a presentation from Jim Louderman, a Field Museum insect expert.

We will also be treated to a docent-led tour of the Museum’s history and highlights.

Lunch will be on your own. The Museum has two restaurants—the Field Bistro on the main level and the Explorer Café on the ground level. After lunch we will be treated to a behind-the-scenes look at the museum’s bird collection. There may be time to explore the Museum on your own at the end of our day.

The trip includes motor coach transportation, admission to the Field Museum, and 3 special sessions with Museum experts and docents.

The trip is limited to 50 people.