Summer Science Weeks

  • 2020 Jul 20

    Summer Science Week: Earth Explorers

    Mon - Fri, Jul 20 to Jul 24, 9:30am - 12:00pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford Street

    Earth

    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.

    Monday–Friday, July 20–24, 9:30 am to 12:00 pm...
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  • 2020 Jul 27

    Summer Science Week: Earth Explorers

    Mon - Fri, Jul 27 to Jul 31, 9:30am - 12:00pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford Street

    Earth

    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 27 - July 31, 9:30 am to 12:00 pm...

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  • 2020 Aug 03

    Summer Science Week: Uncovering Geology

    Mon - Fri, Aug 3 to Aug 7, 9:30am - 12:00pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford Street

    The Earth with the ocean crust highlighted and defined.

    For children entering grades 4–6

    Explore the earth from the inside out!  Use experiments to investigate Earth processes, learn how rocks and minerals can be clues to the geologic past, and discover how volcanoes and earthquakes help us understand the...

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  • 2020 Aug 03

    Summer Science Week: Spineless Wonders

    Mon - Fri, Aug 3 to Aug 7, 9:30am - 12:00pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford Street

    Close up of a praying mantis.

    For children entering grades 1-3

    Explore the amazing world of insects, spiders, crabs, and other invertebrates. Meet a tarantula, search for millipedes, and listen to the hiss of a giant cockroach. Invent a “superbug” to take home, and compare its feats to those of real bugs.

    Monday...

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  • 2020 Aug 10

    Summer Science Week: Blue Planet: Life in the Sea

    Mon - Fri, Aug 10 to Aug 14, 9:30am - 12:00pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford Street

    Blue Planet Marine Life

    For children entering grades 4–6

    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...

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  • 2020 Aug 10

    Summer Science Week: Space! - Sold Out

    Mon - Fri, Aug 10 to Aug 14, 9:30am - 12:00pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford Street

    Space

    For children entering grades 1–3

    Look up! How do we explore beyond planet Earth? Experiment with making craters, sending up rockets, and creating a rover. Meet scientists and learn how they are studying the Moon and other planets.

    Monday–Friday, August 10–14, 9:30 am to 12:00 pm...

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  • 2020 Aug 17

    Summer Science Week: Mammals in Motion

    Mon - Fri, Aug 17 to Aug 21, 9:30am - 12:00pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford Street

    tiger.

    For children entering grades 6–8

    Explore how mammals (including humans!) use their bodies and their brains to move. Participate in hands-on experiments to learn about biomechanics, neuroscience, and evolution. Look at mammal skeletons up-close and do experiments to learn about your own movements....

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