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Taxidermy 101 – Museum Specimen Preparation
February 25 | 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm$115 – $140
Join us for a beginner’s specimen preparation class taught by Nature Museum staff! You’ll receive one-on-one guidance from museum collections professionals while completing the preparation of a small mammal specimen that will join the historic scientific and teaching collections of the Chicago Academy of Sciences.
In this comprehensive class, you’ll learn all the basic techniques of small mammal preparation and about the importance of specimens in biodiversity research.
All materials will be provided.
Participants must be 18 years or older.
Specimen preparation requires good eyesight, attention to detail, manual dexterity, and patience. Participants will be working with sharp tools and small instruments. Nature Museum staff will review health and safety procedures with participants at the start of the event.
Space is limited. Advanced registration is required.