We, at the Harvard Museums of Science & Culture, are committed to building a diverse and inclusive environment. We stand with those working for reforms dedicated to confronting and eradicating systemic racism. We acknowledge a history of exclusionary and unethical museum practices that have contributed to social and racial injustices, in addition to the need to evaluate current practices and commit to the intentional and continuous work that supports all people in feeling included, valued and welcomed at our museums. Read our full HMSC Inclusion Statement.
In this podcast, our new Executive Director Brenda Tindal recounts her experiences as a young student in Charlotte, NC, and the events that influenced the way she studies and interrogates history and historic figures and explains the concept of “courageous inquiry” in the context of the museum space.
On Sunday, June 20 from 11:00 am to 2:15 pm, join us for our virtual and bilingual (English-Spanish) Summer Solstice Celebration! At 11:00 am (ET), families and kids ages 4 to 14 are invited to hear a sun-inspired bilingual story, meet a Harvard University astrophysicist, and more! In the afternoon, starting at 1:00 pm (ET), everyone is welcome to join us as we learn about the significance of the summer solstice from cultural astronomer Anthony Aveni, explore sun prints, and more!