CHICAGO (WLS) --Have you ever picked up a rock or taken a picture, but couldn't quite figure out what you were looking at? The scientists at the Field Museum want to see your discoveries during the Identification Day. You can bring in clean, dry bones, fossils, rocks, meteorites, seashells, feathers, and photographs of mammals, birds, reptiles, fish, and insects-just nothing that's alive or was recently.
This is the museum's third ID Day. Field Museum experts in zoology, paleontology, geology, and more are available to hopefully tell you more about your hidden treasure. ID Day will take place from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. in on Saturday, September 17 (a Free Day for Illinois residents) at The Field Museum's main hall. Collections Manager of Fossil Invertebrates at the Field Museum, Paul Mayer, joined ABC 7 live from the event to talk more about the importance of discovery.
Name of event: Field Museum ID Day
Date: September 17, 2016
Hours: 10 a.m.- 2 p.m.
Address: 1400 S Lake Shore Drive
Admission: Free to IL residents