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The Field Museum: Learning at Home

The Field Museum fuels a journey of discovery across time to enable solutions for a brighter future rich in nature and culture.  They invite you to:

“Bring the Field Museum’s learning resources to your school or home to support learners engaging with science, nature, and world cultures. The lesson plans and activities draw from our collections, exhibitions, and research. Discover how ecosystems change over time. Watch as an archaeologist explores history through objects. Learn how to investigate specimens like a scientist.  Every resource is designed to spark the curiosity of learners of all ages and needs.”

Museum of Science and Industry

Science at Home

The Museum of Science and Industry opened in 1933 during the Century of Progress Exposition.  While it is closed to the public, you can find “Hands On Science” projects, videos, games and more at the Museum’s Science at Home page.

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Adler Planetarium

Escape to the stars!  Stay connected with the museum, with science and astronomy, with our universe—and with each other—exactly where you are.

The Adler ’Scope Blog Find stories that embody who we are, what we do, and give you an insider look behind-the-scenes of the museum.
Stories from the YOUniverse Podcast Get to know some of the people who have made our community so special over the last 90 years.
Skywatch Weekly #LookUp with us every Wednesday for a visual update on what to see in the night sky for the next week.
Virtual Exhibitions See our Collections come to life through these Google Arts & Culture exhibitions, including our newest exhibition 13 Stories with Captain James Lovellwhich looks back on and celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 13 mission.
Captain Adler Say hello to your new adventure buddy! Captain Adler is our traveling “flatstronaut” that you can print out, color, and show off around your home.

Collaborate (at a safe distance!)

Zooniverse Contribute to real scientific research from your couch! Zooniverse volunteers just like you have discovered new planets, helped route supplies to hurricane victims, and much, much more. (You can also explore Zooniverse’s online resources here.)
Do Science at Home Use materials you have around your house to try your hand at a variety of experiments.
Get to know our sky
#LookUp Book Create something beautiful using the sky as a muse.
#AskAdler Flex your space knowledge courtesy of Adler astronomers and educators.

And when you’re ready to plan your next tour:  Call Suburban Tours  at 800.431.3004 and speak with one of our tour experts or email us:

Featured photo by Federico Orlandi from Pexels
Field Museum photo courtesy of Field Museum
Museum of Science and Industry photo credit J.B. Spector/Museum of Science and Industry

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