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      Behind the Scenes at the Field Museum! in Madison

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      February 7, 2018

      Wednesday   7:00 AM

      46 Collins Court
      Madison, Wisconsin 53716

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      Behind the Scenes at the Field Museum!

      Experience birds and explore the Chicago Field Museum like you've never seen it before!  On February 7, join us for an intimate, behind-the-scenes tour of the museum specifically for Madison Audubon, which includes the following special presentations and opportunities: Presentation about and a guided tour of the Museum's extensive ornithology collection by Bird Collection Research Scientist Josh Engel Tour of Peggy Macnamara's studio, the Field Museum's artist-in-residence (and the artist of the work shown above) A behind-the-scenes tour of the bird collections: learn about the more than 500,000 museum specimens and get a hands-on look at bird study skins, eggs, and more. Tour the Bird Lab and meet the Museum scientists and volunteers, and explore fascinating experiments-in-progress, including flesh eating beetle studies! In addition to these amazing tours that are not offered to the general public, participants will have the afternoon to explore the rest of the museum with a special access pass. This pass includes admission into all of the permanent and premium exhibits at the museum, not including the 3-D theater.Transportation to and from the Field Museum will be provided by Madison Audubon Society and is included in the cost of the trip. A bus will depart the Dutch Mill Park & Ride at 7 a.m. sharp on Wednesday, February 7.  Cost covers transportation, behind-the-scenes tour (NOT AVAILABLE TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC), exclusive presentations by museum staff, a museum special access pass, and a small donation to the Bird Lab at the Field Museum. We will follow up with registrants with reminders and more information. Please contact Brenna ( or 608-255-2473) with any questions!   *Participants are responsible for the cost of their own food for the day (there are restaurants on-site or you may bring your own food)

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