Upcoming Events

  • Feb 07

    Herps! The Amazing World of Reptiles and Amphibians

    9:30am to 12:00pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford Street

    Foot-long frogs, legless lizards, flying geckos, and dwarf chameleons—the array of reptiles and amphibians is both surprising and diverse. Explore the world of herps with Joe Martinez, curatorial assistant in Harvard’s Herpetology Department. Observe specimens that illustrate the defining characteristics scientists use to classify reptiles and amphibians and learn about some of the species that live in New England.

  • Feb 17

    Whale Conservation and the Future of the Oceans

    6:00pm

    Location: 

    Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street

    Joe Roman, Sarah and Daniel Hrdy Fellow in Conservation Biology, Harvard University; Fellow at the Gund Institute for Ecological Economics, University of Vermont

  • Feb 21

    I ♥ Science

    9:00am to 4:00pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford Street

     

  • Feb 28

    Drawing from the Imagination

    9:30am to 12:00pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford Street

    Why should kids have all the fun? Using the diversity of forms, colors, and textures in the museum's collections for inspiration, participants will explore a variety of techniques for unleashing the imagination through the drawing process. The initial focus will be on drawing imaginative creatures, but there will be plenty of opportunity to take the subject matter in new directions based on individual interest. All skill levels welcome. 

    Instructor: Erica Beade

  • Feb 28

    Capturing Imaginary Animals with Pencil and Paper

    2:00pm to 3:00pm

    Ages 9–13

    Bring your creature drawings to life! Participants will invent imaginary animals, using real world animals for inspiration. Looking closely at lions, tigers, and bears (as well as fish, birds, beetles and reptiles), participants will explore imaginative drawing techniques they can use to create a whole world of creatures inspired by nature.

    Instructor: Erica Beade

    Fees: $25 members/$30 nonmembers.
    Advance registration required

  • 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 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

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