Upcoming Events

  • 2019 Oct 16

    National Fossil Day

    10:00am to 4:00pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

    Fossil of a giant sloth.

    Special Event

    Celebrate National Fossil Day with ancient trilobites, sea scorpions, saber-toothed cats, giant ground sloths, and more. Meet Harvard paleontologists and learn about the amazing prehistoric animals on exhibit. Bring your curiosity and questions to this event for all ages!...

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  • 2019 Oct 26

    The Art and Science of Mushrooms

    9:30am to 12:00pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford Street, Cambridge

    Reddish orange mushrooms.

    Instructors: Erica Beade and Harvard graduate student James Mitchell

    Learn about the science of mushrooms through observations of local fungi, and then try your hand at capturing different mushroom types. Artist and educator, Erica...

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  • 2019 Oct 26

    Fabulous Fungus Fair

    2:00pm to 4:00pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
    Reddish orange mushrooms.

    Special Event

    Explore the wondrous world of fungi! Join Harvard students for a closer look at the mushrooms, yeasts, and molds found in gardens, forests, and labs—even in our own refrigerators. This is an opportunity to investigate fungal diversity and participate in hands-on activities led by Harvard...

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  • 2019 Nov 02

    Squirrel Taxidermy Workshop

    10:00am to 4:00pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford Street

    Taxidermy Squirrel

    Learn about the fantastic history of taxidermy and then get hands-on with your very own taxidermy project! Using tanned hides, students will craft their own mannikin heads and bodies and learn how to set eyes, wire limbs, groom, pose, and more. This workshop specifically focuses on mounting and finishing...

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  • 2019 Nov 03

    Entomology Workshop Pinning and Learning: Butterflies

    10:00am to 11:00am

    Location: 

    Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA

    Instructor: Mickey Alice Kwapis

    Learn about the anatomy and life cycles of insects and prepare your own beautiful butterfly specimen for display. Participants will explore the wild world of insects through a visit to the arthropod gallery, accompanied by an activity where you will learn to prepare and preserve a butterfly that you get to display in your home. Tools and illustrated instructions are provided for students to keep.

    This is a fun and engaging activity that can be enjoyed by...

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