Summer Science Weeks

  • 2016 Jul 11

    Summer Science Week: Impressions of Nature

    Jul 11, 9:30am to Jul 15, 12:00pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford Street

    For children entering grades 4-7

    Natural history and art have been linked for a long time. Come explore the museum and your creative side with in-depth art activities like printmaking through collographs, monotypes, or relief prints.

    July 11-15, 9:30 am to 12:00 pm

    Fee: $160 members/$180 non-members

  • 2016 Jul 11

    Summer Science Week: Oceans Alive - Sold Out

    Jul 11, 9:30am to Jul 15, 12:00pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford Street

    For children entering grades 1-3

    Sharks, crabs, sea stars and turtles; these are just a few of the marine creatures we’ll study as we dive into the underwater world.  Learn all about our blue planet by investigating real specimens, observing adaptations of live ocean animals, making crafts, playing games and exploring our new Marine Life exhibit.   

    July 11-15, 9:30 am to 12:00 pm

    Fee: $160 members/$180 non-members

  • 2016 Jul 18

    Summer Science Week: Prehistoric Worlds

    Jul 18, 9:30am to Jul 22, 12:00pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford Street

    For children entering grades 3-5

    Take a step back in time and learn how scientists use fossils and geologic clues to discover prehistoric worlds. What was your own backyard like 500 million years ago, 200 million years ago, or even 10,000 years ago? 

    July 18-22, 9:30 am to 12:00 pm

    Fee: $160 members/$180 non-members

  • 2016 Jul 18

    Summer Science Week: Budding Botanists

    Jul 18, 9:30am to Jul 22, 12:00pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford Street

    For children entering grades 1-2

    Take a closer looks at plants; some are older than dinosaurs, others eat animals, and many can survive environments that are too extreme for people. We'll examine living plants, fossils, and even the Museum’s glass flowers. Come get your hands dirty while we craft, play, experiment, and - of course - grow!

    July 18-22, 9:30 am to 12:00 pm

    160 members / $180 nonmembers

    Advance registration required 

  • 2016 Jul 25

    Summer Science Week: Native American Technologies

    Jul 25, 9:30am to Jul 29, 12:00pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford Street

    For children entering grades 4-6

    Become an experimental anthropologist and use a spear thrower, drill a hole with a bow-drill, and try other technologies of Indigenous people of North America.

    Hosted by Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology 

    July 25-29, 9:30 am to 12:00 pm

    Fee: $160 members/$180 non-members

  • 2016 Jul 25

    Summer Science Week: Earth Explorers - Sold Out

    Jul 25, 9:30am to Jul 29, 12:00pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford Street

    For children entering grades 1-3

    Our planet is an exciting place!  Explore geology and paleontology using the museum’s collection and exhibits. Study rocks, fossils, volcanoes, and earthquakes through experiments, specimens, stories, and models.

    July 25-29, 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 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 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 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 16

    Summer Science Week: Under the Sea

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

    Location: 

    Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford Street

    For children entering grades 4-5 with one adult

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

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

    Fee: $105 members/$120 non-members