FMNH Collections Tour

Wednesday, August 18:

Field Museum collection tours: 2-5 PM (leave hotel by 1:30 PM)


Meeting times:

Group A 2 PM; group B 3 PM; group C 4 PM. 

Enter through South Door (main entrance, map below). Meet next to the Elephants in the Main Hall of the Museum. Group assignments (A, B or C)were e-mailed to you.

Directions and Maps:

  • Walking: 20 minute walk from the Hilton Chicago through Grant Park.

  • Shuttle Bus leaves hotel at: 1:30 PM

Before the banquet, on Wednesday afternoon, you can participate in guided behind-the-scences tours of the Field Museum's meteorite and fossil collections. Space is limited; guided tour is full.


On August 18, your Metsoc meeting badge gives you complimentary access to the Field Museum exhibits so you can enjoy the museum on your own. This includes all exhibits, including special exhibits (excluding 3D Theater). Visit the Grainger Gallery with meteorites on the South end of the 2nd floor balcony, the old meteorite exhibit on the West side, see an atom probe exhibited on the North end of the 2nd floor balcony. Favorite exhibits include the Evolving Planet, Grainger Hall of Gems.