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Extracting DNA

The Field Museum has many student programs available for every age group. To learn more about educator workshops, student internships, and more, please see our Educator Programs. For information on events and activities for families, please visit our Family Programs page.

For a complete listing and details about preparing for and scheduling student field trips, please view our Field Trip Programs page, where you can download our Student & Educator Program Catalog or sign up for field trips via our Illinois Online Registration Form or Out-of-State Online Registration Form.

Also, take time to explore ideas for activities relating to species diversity, genetic sequencing, and more by downloading our DNA Discovery Center Educator Guide. (PDF format, 42pp, 4.7 mb)


Unraveling DNA
Investigate the fundamental principles of DNA and genetics while learning about the scientific research conducted at The Field Museum. Students will extract DNA in a lab and connect with real scientists in the DNA Discovery Center!
Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10am–12:30pm, including 30 minutes for lunch.
Cost is $4.50/student. Maximum of 35 students.
Meets ILS goals 11, 12, 13.