CANCELED: Exploring the Collections: New Ways of Looking at Old Things


Tue - Thu, Apr 21 to Apr 23, 8:30am - 3:30pm


Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford Street, Cambridge MA 02138

We continue to monitor the evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and prioritize the safety of our visitors, staff, students and volunteers. In the interests of reducing the number of people on campus and slowing the opportunity for transmission, the university museums are closing to the public, at the end of business on Thursday, March 12 until further notice. All public programs, classes, and events have been canceled. Over the next few weeks we will be assessing the situation and reviewing options for when we will be able to re-open to the public.

What do fossil horse teeth, Henry David Thoreau's plant collections, weird legless animals, and water-storing frogs have in common? They are all intriguing museum specimens you can use to help your students understand the concepts of evolution. Get together with other curious learners and try out activities that will bring clear examples of evolution to your classroom through 3D-printed specimens and curated digital images.

This program is intended for middle school teachers but high school teachers are welcome.

This program is free but a refundable deposit of $50 is required to register.

Advance registration.

Exploring the Collections (PDF)