Summer Science Week: Invertebrate Investigators

Date: 

Monday, July 25, 2022, 9:30am to 12:00pm

Location: 

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

Close up of a praying mantis.

For children entering grades 4–6

Monday, July 25–Friday, July 29, 9:30 am–12:00 pm

Dive deep into the world of insects, spiders, and other invertebrates. Examine the many amazing adaptations that make these creatures the most successful organisms on Earth. Use a microscope to study anatomy and metamorphosis, get face-to-face with a live tarantula, and learn why spiders and other arachnids are more closely related to horseshoe crabs than their six-legged counterparts. Explore the museum’s arthropod and marine galleries and search and capture invertebrates of your own using a variety of humane traps made of household items.

The health and safety of visitors and staff is our top priority. All students are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 to participate in Summer Science Week programs. Please contact us if your child requires an accommodation to participate. Masks are required to be worn in all Harvard buildings. These policies are subject to change as guidance from the University changes.

Fee: $180 members/$200 nonmembers

Advance registration is required.