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The Cretaceous-Tertiary Mass Extinction with Mark Richards

The Cretaceous-Tertiary Mass Extinction

Attend a Harvard Museum of Natural History lecture on Tuesday, February 3 at 6:00 pm, with Mark Richards, Professor of Earth and Planetary Science, University of California at Berkeley. He will discuss how ongoing research is shedding new light on the true cause(s) of the Cretaceous-Tertiary mass extinction.

Please note: The Collections of Historical Scientific Instruments is closed from Friday, December 20, 2014 until Sunday, February 1, 2015.

Birds of the World gallery at the Harvard Museum of Natural History

Birds of the World Gallery

The Harvard Museum of Natural History recently opened the new Birds of the World gallery. This new exhibit reflects surprising new scientific discoveries and captures the staggering diversity of over 200 different families of birds.

From the Nile to the Euphrates: Creating the Harvard Semitic Museum

From the Nile to the Euphrates

The Harvard Semitic Museum's newest exhibition, From the Nile to the Euphrates: Creating the Harvard Semitic, celebrates the vision of Professor David Gordon Lyon, the museum's founder and first director. Today, the museum has grown through its acquisitions and sponsored archaeological excavations to house more than 40,000 Near Eastern artifacts.