Adult Classes

  • 2019 Nov 02

    Squirrel Taxidermy Workshop - Sold Out

    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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  • 2019 Nov 03

    Pinning and Learning: Cicadas

    11:15am to 12:15pm

    Location: 

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

    Instructor: Mickey Alice Kwapis

    Explore large tropical insects from an evolutionary standpoint with a hands-on look at gargantuan species! Utilizing sustainably sourced empress cicadas (8"+ wingspan), students will learn about insect development and anatomy by preparing and preserving specimens of their own. Each student will get to keep a set of illustrated instructions, tools, and their own finished specimen to display at home. With newfound knowledge, students will also get to explore the arthropod gallery to take in all of the subtle nuances...

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  • 2019 Nov 03

    Pinning and Learning: Atlas Beetles

    1:00pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

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

    Instructor: Mickey Alice Kwapis

    Explore large tropical insects from an evolutionary standpoint with a hands-on look at gargantuan species! Utilizing sustainably sourced Atlas beetles (5” + wingspan), students will learn about insect development and anatomy by preparing and preserving specimens of their own. Each student will get to keep a set of illustrated instructions, tools, and their own finished specimen to display at home. With newfound knowledge, students will also get to explore the arthropod gallery to take in all of the subtle nuances...

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  • 2019 Nov 16

    Drawing the Animals: A Two Course

    9:30am to 12:30pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford Street, Cambridge

    Two-Session, Six Hour Course: November 16 and 23
    9:30 am–12:30 pm

    Join us for an observational drawing course in which we will explore the museum's zoological collections from a new perspective and connect to the natural world while developing drawing skills. This course will introduce basic techniques that you can continue to develop on your own. The first half of each classroom session...

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