Pinning and Learning: Empress Cicadas


Sunday, September 25, 2022, 9:30am to 11:00am


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

Photo of an empress cicada.


Instructor: Mickey Alice Kwapis, noted taxidermist and specimen preservation educator


Explore amazing arthropods from an evolutionary perspective with a hands-on look at an impressive species! Utilizing sustainably sourced specimens, students will learn about arthropod development and anatomy by preparing and preserving specimens of their own. Each student will get to keep a set of illustrated instructions, tools, and their own finished specimen to display at home. With newfound knowledge, students can explore the museum’s arthropod gallery to take in all of the subtle nuances of Earth's invertebrate species.


These are fun and engaging activities that can be enjoyed by all ages. Students under age 12 must be accompanied by an adult chaperone who can work with the child, at no additional charge. If chaperones wish to complete their own project, a second specimen must be purchased through a separate registration.
$80 members / $90 nonmembers


See also: Adult Classes