Drawing of Doctor Doolittle and a Lion

Special Activity

Animal Talk Scavenger Hunt

From December 21st through January 31st, come dressed as your favorite animal and use clues to find six of Dr. Dolittle's animal friends in the museum and learn how that animal communicates. Regular admission rates apply.


Purple Fluorite


Gems and Minerals

The Earth & Planetary Sciences exhibition displays thousands of rare minerals and sparkling gemstones in both rough and cut examples, including a 1,600-pound amethyst geode from Brazil.


I Heart Science

Special Event

I ♥ Science

On Saturday, February 8, awaken your love of science with activities led by Harvard scientists, graduate students, and enthusiastic explorers. Meet scientists who investigate fossils, microbes, and carnivorous plants. This program has something for everyone and is appropriate for children and adults of all ages. Regular museum admission rates apply.