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Exhibit

Bees Exhibit

  

Examine specimens of bees from around the world – a surprising diversity of forms, sizes, and colors. Look for clues in an interactive game about bee names, designed to reveal the secrets of their evolution.  Watch the busy life inside a hive, look for the queen, track worker bees as they exit and return with pollen baskets full from visits to early spring blossoms, and uncover the mystery of honey production.

This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Special Event

Summer Solstice Celebration 2016: Night at the Harvard Museums of Science & Culture

On Monday, June 20, kick off summer at the Harvard Museums of Science & Culture's annual Summer Solstice celebration. Enjoy a fun evening with circus performers, music, dance, food trucks, and hands-on activities for all ages, with free evening admission to all four HMSC museums.

Featured Video

Islands: Evolution in Action

The exhibition "Islands: Evolving in Isolation" features video commentary by famed biologist Edward O. Wilson and Harvard Professor Jonathan Losos. Exhibition opened April 25, 2015. 

Public Lecture

Natural and Induced Earthquakes: The Hidden Threat to Large Cities in the United States

On Thursday, May 5, Marine Denolle will discuss how scientists are applying new tools to predict and model earthquakes, so that cities can prepare more effective responses to these geological forces.

Upcoming Programs

2016 May 05

Natural and Induced Earthquakes: The Hidden Threat to Large Cities in the United States

6:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Museum of Natural History, Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street

Free Public Lecture: Marine Denolle, Assistant Professor, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Harvard University

A number of large U.S. metropolitan areas face the threat of earthquakes. Seattle, Portland, Los Angeles, and San Francisco—all located near major active faults—are statistically likely to experience major earthquakes in the near future.

2016 May 12

Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are?

6:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Museum of Natural History, Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford St

Free Interview, Book Signing, and Reception: Frans de Waal, C.H. Candler Professor of Psychology and Director of the Living Links Center at the Yerkes National Primate Research Center, Emory University  

 

Vicki Croke, author and host of Boston WBUR’s The Wild Life  

 

Primatologist Frans de Waal has written a groundbreaking work that makes us rethink everything we know about animals.

2016 May 17

HMSC Member Glass Flowers Preview

5:30pm to 8:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford Street, Cambridge

Due to the number of inquiries, ALL members are now welcome to purchase tickets for this event.

2016 May 18

Free Lunchtime Tour

12:30pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Semitic Museum, 6 Divinity Avenue

Explore the Harvard Semitic Museum with a free half hour gallery tour of From the Nile to the Euphrates: Creating the Harvard Semitic Museum

2016 Jun 24

Members’ Celebration

6:30pm to 9:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford Street

The Harvard Museums of Science and Culture and the Harvard Art Museums have partnered to host a festive membership celebration.

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