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Day of the Dead at the Peabody Museum

Día de los Muertos/Day of the Dead Family Celebration

On Sunday, November 2, families can enjoy traditional snacks, folk dance, crafts, and live music in museum galleries for this festive event. Decorate a sugar skull and design a message to place upon the Día de los Muertos altar. Experience the customs that make this Mexican holiday a joyful celebration. No advance tickets required. Snacks and activities free with museum admission except skull decorating ($5 per skull).

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.

Mummies, Mildews, Manna, and Mosses, with Donald Pfister, Asa Gray Professor of Systematic Botany, Harvard University

Mummies, Mildews, Manna, and Mosses

The Farlow Library and Herbarium of Cryptogamic Botany is steward of a wold-class collection of books, archives, and specimens related to four different types of organisms that play key roles in nature and society. On Thursday, November 13, attend a lecture with mycologist, Donald Pfister, in an exploration of the history and impact of this unique Harvard collection as it celebrates its 90th anniversary in 2014. Advance registration is required.