New England Rocks! (2015)


Sunday, November 15, 2015, 1:00pm to 4:00pm


Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford Street

Family Event

Explore rocks and minerals found here in New England and across North America. Learn how North America was formed and has changed over the past 600 million years through hands-on activities and segments from the new NOVA-WGBH series, Making North America.

Activities include:

Fossils Millions of Years Old
Examine authentic New England fossils older than dinosaurs

Science Can Dance!
Explore geology through creative movement and dance choreography with scientists from Gique

Explore Sand
Investigate with magnets, magnifiers, and microscopes to see differences in sand from around New England

Making North America video clips
View highlights from the new NOVA series airing now on PBS

Bring a Mystery Mineral
Want to know more about a mineral from your collection? Ask the experts of the Boston Mineral Club!

Curator’s Corner
Meet Dr. Raquel Alonso-Perez, curator of Harvard’s Mineralogical & Geological Museum, to view some of her favorite “behind-the-scenes” minerals (1:00–3:00 pm)

View the New England Rocks poster

Presented in collaboration with the Mineralogical & Geological Museum at Harvard University, the Boston Mineral Club, and NOVA, produced by PBS for WGBH Boston.

This program is located at the Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford Street.
Free parking is available at the 52 Oxford Street Garage.
Regular museum admission rates apply.