Upcoming Events

  • 2016 Aug 01

    Summer Science Week: Animal Naturalists

    Aug 01, 9:30am to Aug 05, 12:00pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford Street

    Two sections: one for children entering grades 3-5 and one for children entering grades 6-8

    Combine your love of animals and drawing in this art and science program. With a museum educator, investigate the lives of birds, mammals, insects, reptiles, and amphibians. With artist Erica Beade, draw animals from the exhibitions and classroom and practice various drawing techniques. 

    *This class has an additional $10 materials fee

    August 1-5, 9:30 am to 12:00 pm

  • 2016 Aug 05

    Free Fun Fridays!

    9:00am to 5:00pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford Street

  • 2016 Aug 08

    Summer Science Week: Amazing Animals - Sold Out

    Aug 08, 9:30am to Aug 12, 12:00pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford Street

    For children entering grades 1-3

    From slow-moving sloths to fast-swimming sharks, from tiny insects to giant giraffes, the world is full of amazing animals.  Travel through the museum’s exhibits to learn about animals near and far. Explore your questions though crafts, games, and live animals.

    August 8-12, 9:30 am to 12:00 pm

    Fee: $160 members/$180 non-members

    This program is full. Please email Reservations to be added to the wait list.

  • 2016 Aug 08

    Summer Science Week: Ocean Week - Sold Out

    Aug 08, 9:30am to Aug 12, 12:00pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford Street

    For children entering grades 5-7

    Ocean Week brings the magic of the sea to the HMNH.  Students will immerse themselves in marine science as they work with graduate students on inquiry-based lessons examining museum specimens, observing live animals and even dissecting a squid!

    August 8-12, 9:30 am to 12:00 pm

    Fee: $160 members/$180 non-members

    This program is full. Please email Reservations to be added to the wait list.

     

  • 2016 Aug 16

    Summer Science Week: Under the Sea

    Aug 16, 9:30am to Aug 18, 12:00pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford Street

    Ages 4-5 with one adult

    Dive under the sea and learn about marine animals and their underwater home! Investigate, explore, and learn through stories, songs, hands-on activities, crafts, observations of live animals, and gallery explorations. This program is designed for adult/child teams to work and learn together.

    August 16-18, 9:30 am to 12:00 pm

    Fee: $105 members/$120 non-members

  • 2016 Sep 24

    The Art of Drawing Birds

    9:30am to 12:00pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford Street

    Learn to capture birds with pencil and paper in this hands-on workshop. Explore avian anatomy by drawing birds; discover step-by-step methods for developing bird sketches and master techniques for capturing feather textures and achieving greater accuracy. Discuss tips for field sketching, a particularly useful skill for birders and for those interested in keeping field notes or nature journals. All skill levels are welcome. 

    Instructor: Erica Beade

    Fees: $40 members/$50 nonmembers.

  • 2016 Oct 08

    Drawing the Animals: A Four Week Course

    9:30am

    Location: 

    Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford Street

    Four Saturdays: October 8, 15, 22, and 29
    9:30 to 11:30 am

    Through observational drawing, students will learn basic drawing skills they can continue to improve on their own. Participants will practice techniques in the classroom and then sketch animal specimens in the galleries with support and feedback from the course instructor.

    Instructor: Erica Beade

    Fees: $110 members/$130 nonmembers.

    Advance registration required

  • 2016 Oct 29

    Capturing Skeletons with Pencil and Paper

    2:00pm to 3:30pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford Street

    Ages 9-13

    Get ready for Halloween by looking up close at real animal skeletons! We will explore a variety of different animal bones, learn why bones are important, and practice realistic drawing techniques for capturing them on paper.

    Instructor: Erica Beade

    Fees: $25 members/$35 nonmembers.

    Advance registration required

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