Summer Science Weeks

  • 2017 Jul 24

    Summer Science Week: Earth Explorers - Sold Out

    Mon - Fri, Jul 24 to Jul 28, 9:30am - 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 24-28, 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.
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  • 2017 Jul 24

    Summer Science Week: Native American Technologies

    Mon - Fri, Jul 24 to Jul 28, 9:30am - 12:00pm

    Location: 

    Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, 11 Divinity Avenue

    For children entering grades 5-6

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

    Hosted by Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology 

    July 24-28, 9:30 am to 12:00 pm

    Fee: $160 members/$180 non-members

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  • 2017 Jul 31

    Summer Science Week: Animal Naturalists - Sold Out

    Mon - Fri, Jul 31 to Aug 4, 9:30am - 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 drawing and your love of animals 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 included in the cost of the program

    July 31– August 4, 9:30 am to 12:00 pm

    Fee: $170
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  • 2017 Aug 07

    Summer Science Week: Amazing Animals - Sold Out

    Mon - Fri, Aug 7 to Aug 11, 9:30am - 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 7–11, 9:30 am to 12:00 pm

    Fee: $160 members/$180 non-members

     

    This program is full. Please email 

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  • 2017 Aug 07

    Summer Science Week: Peabody Explorers

    Mon - Fri, Aug 7 to Aug 11, 9:30am - 12:00pm

    Location: 

    Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, 11 Divinity Ave

    For children entering grades 3–4

    Explore the daily life of the ancient Maya people through hands-on activities using hieroglyphs, clay, food, outdoor games, and some surprises. Learn a little Spanish and become a "magnificent Mesoamerican" for a week.   

    Hosted by Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology 

    August 7–11, 9:30 am to 12:00 pm

    Fee: $160 members/$180 non-members

    Advance registration

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  • 2017 Aug 14

    Summer Science Week: Super Scientists - Sold Out

    Mon - Fri, Aug 14 to Aug 18, 9:30am - 12:00pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford Street

    For children entering grades 2–4

    Spend a week exploring science like a scientist! Experiment with animal behavior, movement, and diet. Develop testable scientific questions about geology. Observe growth and flower patterns in plants, while also having fun!

    August 14–18, 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.

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  • 2017 Aug 14

    Summer Science Week: Geology, Gems, and Jewelry - Sold Out

    Mon - Fri, Aug 14 to Aug 18, 9:30am - 12:00pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford Street

    For children entering grades 5–8

    Red garnets, purple amethyst, blue turquoise – these jewels are naturally made rocks and minerals! Learn the geology behind your favorite gems. Discover jewelry techniques that can be used to turn rocks, minerals, and semi-precious stones into earrings, necklaces, pendants and more in this class that combines art with science.

    *This class has an additional $10 materials fee included in the cost of the program.

    August 14-18, 9:30 am to 12:00 pm

    Fee: $170 members/$190 non-members

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