Summer Science Weeks

  • 2018 Jul 09

    Summer Science Week: Time Travelers - Viajeros en el Tiempo

    Mon - Fri, Jul 9 to Jul 13, 9:30am - 12:00pm

    Location: 

    Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, 11 Divinity Avenue

    For children entering grades 3-4

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

    Monday–Friday, July 9-13, 9:30 am to 12:00 pm

    Fee: $160 members/$180 non-members

    Advance registration is required.

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  • 2018 Jul 16

    Summer Science Week: Spineless Wonders - Sold Out

    Mon - Fri, Jul 16 to Jul 20, 9:30am - 12:00pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford Street

    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–Friday, July 16-20, 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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  • 2018 Jul 16

    Summer Science Week: Game Design

    Mon - Fri, Jul 16 to Jul 20, 9:30am - 12:00pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford Street

    For Children Entering Grades 4-6

    Have you ever wanted to design your own game? Join Green Door Labs founder Kellian Adams and museum staff to plan and create a digital game set inside the museum. You will work in small groups to invent a game designed to help visitors explore the museum. After prototyping the concept on paper, you will build the game on the digital platform and test it with real museum visitors.

    Monday through Friday, July 16-20

    9:30 am to noon

    Fees: $160 members, $180 nonmembers...

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  • 2018 Jul 23

    Summer Science Week: Earth Explorers

    Mon - Fri, Jul 23 to Jul 27, 9:30am - 12:00pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford Street

    For children entering grades 1-2

    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

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  • 2018 Jul 23

    Summer Science Week: Blue Planet: Life in the Sea

    Mon - Fri, Jul 23 to Jul 27, 9:30am - 12:00pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford Street

    For children entering grades 3-5

    Sharks, crabs, sea stars, and turtles 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 crafts, playing games, and exploring our new Marine Life exhibit.   

    July 23-27, 9:30 am to 12:00 pm

    Fee: $160 members/$180 non-members

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  • 2018 Jul 30

    Summer Science Week: Amazing Animals - Sold Out

    Mon - Fri, Jul 30 to Aug 3, 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.

    July 30-August 3, 9:30 am to 12:00 pm

    Fee: $160 members/$180 non-members

    This program is full. Please email Reservations to be...

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  • 2018 Jul 30

    Summer Science Week: Geology, Gems, and Jewelry

    9:30am to 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.

    July 30-August 3, 9:30 am to 12:00 pm

    Fee: $170 members/$190 non-...

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  • 2018 Aug 06

    Summer Science Week: Ocean Week

    Mon - Fri, Aug 6 to Aug 10, 9:30am - 12:00pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford Street

    For children entering grades 6-8

    Ocean Week brings the magic of the sea to HMNH.  Students will immerse themselves in marine science as they work with graduate students on inquiry-based lessons examining museum specimens, observing live animals, and even dissecting a squid!

    August 6-10, 9:30 am to 12:00 pm

    Fee: $160 members/$180 non-members

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  • 2018 Aug 13

    Summer Science Week: Super Scientists - Sold Out

    Mon - Fri, Aug 13 to Aug 17, 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. Experiment with animal behavior, movement and diet. Do field work collecting outside. Develop models of movement by making simple robots. Observe light and seek out microscopic things all while having fun!

    August 13–17, 9:30 am to 12:00 pm

    Fee: $160 members/$180 non-members

    This program is full. Please email Reservations...

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  • 2018 Aug 20

    Summer Science Week: Native American Technologies

    Mon - Fri, Aug 20 to Aug 24, 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 native peoples of North America.

    Hosted by Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology 

    August 20-24, 9:30 am to 12:00 pm

    Fee: $160 members/$180 non-members

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