Upcoming Events

  • Mar 07

    Biodiversity in the Avian World

    9:30am to 12:00pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford Street

    Who would guess that parrots are closely related to songbirds, or that falcons are only distantly related to their look-alikes, hawks and eagles? How is it that hummingbirds have the rare ability (in the avian world) to detect sweet tastes? Explore the newly renovated Birds of the World gallery with Harvard doctoral students Allison Shultz and Maude Baldwin and consider the suite of adaptations that allows birds to live across the globe, even in the most extreme environments.

  • Mar 07

    Nature Story Time

    Repeats every week every Sunday and every Saturday until Sat Dec 26 2015 .
    11:00am

    Location: 

    Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford Street

    Saturdays & Sundays, 11:00 am & 2:00 pm

    Join other young visitors and their families for story readings of children’s picture books carefully chosen to introduce relevant themes in the museum’s many galleries — including animals, plants, rocks, seasons, and environments.  Readers extend the story experience by guiding families to the galleries to find related museum specimens. Intended to engage the whole family, all ages welcome!  

  • Mar 07

    Nature Story Time

    Repeats every week every Sunday and every Saturday until Sat Dec 26 2015 .
    2:00pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford Street

    Saturdays & Sundays, 11:00 am & 2:00 pm

    Join other young visitors and their families for story readings of children’s picture books carefully chosen to introduce relevant themes in the museum’s many galleries — including animals, plants, rocks, seasons, and environments.  Readers extend the story experience by guiding families to the galleries to find related museum specimens. Intended to engage the whole family, all ages welcome!  

  • Mar 08

    Nature Story Time

    11:00am

    Location: 

    Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford Street

    Saturdays & Sundays, 11:00 am & 2:00 pm

    Join other young visitors and their families for story readings of children’s picture books carefully chosen to introduce relevant themes in the museum’s many galleries — including animals, plants, rocks, seasons, and environments.  Readers extend the story experience by guiding families to the galleries to find related museum specimens. Intended to engage the whole family, all ages welcome!  

  • Mar 08

    Nature Story Time

    2:00pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford Street

    Saturdays & Sundays, 11:00 am & 2:00 pm

    Join other young visitors and their families for story readings of children’s picture books carefully chosen to introduce relevant themes in the museum’s many galleries — including animals, plants, rocks, seasons, and environments.  Readers extend the story experience by guiding families to the galleries to find related museum specimens. Intended to engage the whole family, all ages welcome!  

  • Mar 10

    Animal Artists: A Four Week Course

    3:40pm to 5:00pm

    Ages 7–11

    Four Tuesdays: March 10, 17, 24, 31; 3:40–5:00 pm

    Sketch face-to-face with a zebra, ostrich, or tiger and learn to draw animals from the museum’s collections. Students focus on new animals each week and practice using different media. By the end of this four-week course, students will have gained greater confidence in their skills and a new appreciation of the animal world. 

    Instructor: Erica Beade

  • Mar 14

    Exploring Science Together: Minerals!

    10:30am to 12:00pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford Street

    What makes a mineral a mineral? Find out in this hands-on and interactive program. Be a geologist for the day and learn how to identify minerals. Discover the secret properties that make some minerals truly unique. Participate in gallery explorations of our mesmerizing mineral collections. Investigate the different uses of minerals and even create your own mineral pigment artwork to take home! All activities are designed to be a fun and interactive experience for students grades K–5 to learn with their families.

    Instructor: Amy Gunzelmann

  • Mar 14

    Nature Story Time

    11:00am

    Location: 

    Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford Street

    Saturdays & Sundays, 11:00 am & 2:00 pm

    Join other young visitors and their families for story readings of children’s picture books carefully chosen to introduce relevant themes in the museum’s many galleries — including animals, plants, rocks, seasons, and environments.  Readers extend the story experience by guiding families to the galleries to find related museum specimens. Intended to engage the whole family, all ages welcome!  

  • Mar 14

    Nature Story Time

    2:00pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford Street

    Saturdays & Sundays, 11:00 am & 2:00 pm

    Join other young visitors and their families for story readings of children’s picture books carefully chosen to introduce relevant themes in the museum’s many galleries — including animals, plants, rocks, seasons, and environments.  Readers extend the story experience by guiding families to the galleries to find related museum specimens. Intended to engage the whole family, all ages welcome!  

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