Events

    2021 Aug 02

    Sharks: Streamlined Swimmers (Virtual Exhibit)

    Mon Aug 2 (All day) to Fri Dec 31 (All day)

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    Harvard Museums of Science & Culture—Online

    Sharks are some of the oldest and, from an evolutionary perspective, some of the most successful marine vertebrates ever to have lived. They have spent their entire evolutionary history in the aquatic environment, and the body design in many species has been honed over hundreds of millions of years to increase swimming performance. Learn how body form, fins and even the skin, work in concert, enabling sharks to slice through water and execute complex maneuvers with startling speed and precision.

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    2020 Aug 28

    Sharks: Streamlined Swimmers

    Fri Aug 28 (All day) to Fri Oct 30 (All day)

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    Online—Harvard Museums of Science & Culture

    Ongoing Online Exhibit

    Sharks are some of the oldest and, from an evolutionary perspective, some of the most successful marine vertebrates ever to have lived. They have spent their entire evolutionary history in the aquatic environment, and the body design in many species has been honed over hundreds of millions of years to increase swimming performance. Learn how body form, fins and even the skin, work in concert, enabling sharks to slice through water and execute complex maneuvers with startling speed and precision.

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    2019 Sep 20

    Exhibit: Visual Science: The Art of Research

    Fri Sep 20 (All day) to Mon Sep 7 (All day)

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    The Special Exhibitions Gallery, Science Center 251, 1 Oxford St., Cambridge

    This exhibit features images and objects drawn from a variety of disciplines and time periods that show the importance of visual experiences in science. Images have played many roles in scientific research. Images can record fleeting observations, whether a painting of an animal glimpsed in the field or an interaction between sub-atomic particles that lasts a millisecond. They can also make unseen things visible.

    Physical models can make abstract mathematical concepts into something that researchers can touch; properly arranged, sand, metal plates, and a violin bow can make...

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    2019 Aug 31

    Exhibition: Fruits in Decay

    Sat Aug 31 (All day) to Sun Mar 1 (All day)

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    Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford St., Cambridge

    Fruits in Decay is a new special exhibit in the Glass Flowers gallery that explores blight, rot, and other diseases on summer fruits. It features exquisitely detailed glass botanical models of strawberries, peaches, apricots, plums, and pears made by famed glass artist Rudolf Blaschka. On display for the first time in nearly two decades, these models capture—with astonishing realism—the intricacies and strange beauty of fruits in various stages of decay.

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    2019 Jul 20

    Exhibition: Cosmic Origins

    Sat Jul 20 (All day) to Wed Nov 27 (All day)

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    Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford St., Cambridge

    On July 20, 2019, the Harvard Museum of Natural History marked the fiftieth anniversary of the first manned mission to the Moon with the unveiling of Cosmic Origins. Visitors to this new mini-exhibit—located within the Earth & Planetary Sciences exhibition—will investigate the origins of and processes shaping planetary bodies and stars using touchable specimens, colorful visuals, and interactive media.

    Through November 27, 2019, the exhibit will also feature an original lunar specimen on loan from NASA, collected during the Apollo 12 mission. Don’t miss the...

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    2019 Jul 11

    Exhibition Tour: Small Steps, Giant Leaps

    12:30pm to 1:15pm

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    Edison and Newman Room, Houghton Library, Harvard Yard, Cambridge

    Join curator John Overholt for a guided tour of the exhibition Small Steps, Giant Leaps to learn about the ways early modern science inspired and made possible the historic Apollo 11 moon landing.

    Tours are free and open to the public. No reservation is required.

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    2019 Jun 26

    Exhibition Tour: Small Steps, Giant Leaps

    5:30pm to 6:15pm

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    Edison and Newman Room, Houghton Library, Harvard Yard, Cambridge

    Join curator John Overholt for a guided tour of the exhibition Small Steps, Giant Leaps to learn about the ways early modern science inspired and made possible the historic Apollo 11 moon landing.

    Tours are free and open to the public. No reservation is required.

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    2019 Jun 20

    Exhibition Tour: Small Steps, Giant Leaps

    4:30pm to 5:15pm

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    Edison and Newman Room, Houghton Library, Harvard Yard, Cambridge

    Join curator John Overholt for a guided tour of the exhibition Small Steps, Giant Leaps to learn about the ways early modern science inspired and made possible the historic Apollo 11 moon landing.

    Following this tour will be a a screening of The Right Stuff (1983) at the Harvard Film Archive at 5:30pm

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    2019 Feb 01

    Exhibition: Climate Change

    Repeats every day until Thu Feb 28 2019 .
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    Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA

    The Harvard Museum of Natural History has just opened an important new exhibit on climate change...

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    2018 Nov 08

    Exhibition Opening: Measure

    5:00pm

    Location: 

    Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Knafel Center, 10 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

    Anna Von Mertens is an exhibited artist who uses the structures of quilting and drawing to explore the frontiers of human understanding. Her new exhibition "Measure" explores the life and work of Henrietta Leavitt, one of the women “computers” hired to study glass-plate astronomical photographs at the Harvard College Observatory a century ago. Leavitt’s findings provided a unit of measurement for galactic distances. Reimagined in meticulous stitches and intricate graphite marks, Von Mertens examines our current understanding of the size and shape of...

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    2018 Oct 20

    Exhibition: The Rockefeller Beetles

    Repeats every day until Fri Nov 30 2018 .
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    Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA

    Over the span of 90 years, banker and philanthropist David Rockefeller collected beetles from around the world, eventually building a personal collection of more than 150,000 specimens. In 2017, his longstanding support for the entomology department of the Harvard University Museum of Comparative Zoology culminated in a gift to the museum of this extraordinary collection. Join the Harvard Museum of Natural History in celebrating this invaluable gift with a visit to The Rockefeller Beetles—a new exhibit that will feature hundreds of specimens from Rockefeller’s collection and recount the...

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    2018 Jun 30

    Lily Simonson: Painting the Deep

    Repeats every day until Sun Jun 30 2019 .
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    Location: 

    Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford St., Cambridge

    Glowing under black lights, California artist Lily Simonson’s luminescent paintings embody a synergy between art and science that reveals... Read more about Lily Simonson: Painting the Deep