A Week-Long Celebration of Earth Day


Monday, April 19, 2021 (All day) to Friday, April 23, 2021 (All day)


Harvard Museum of Natural History—Online

Join the Harvard Museum of Natural History in celebrating Earth Day with engaging sustainability-themed virtual events and activities for all ages. Join the conversation as Harvard students and experts weigh in on our most pressing environmental challenges, on cutting-edge research, and on promising paths to a more sustainable future. Introduce young minds to environmental science with our live museum animals and HMSC Story Time. Find out how to reconnect with nature and record the biodiversity in your local area. Or, simply indulge in our staff recommendations for environmental books, documentaries, and online resources.

Advance registration required!

Earth Week Story Time – Live!
Monday, April 19, 3:30pm–4:00pm
Join Harvard Museums of Science & Culture Volunteer Coordinator Carol Carlson for Earth Week Story Time with a live reading of two children’s picture books that explore how living things are naturally connected to each other.

After School Animal Encounters: Humans and Animals
Tuesday, April 20, 3:00pm–3:45pm
Special Earth Week edition of our popular family program, featuring special guest Harvard graduate student Arianna Lord.

Let's Botanize! Live Video Screening and Q&A
Wednesday, April 21, 4:00pm–4:45pm
Live screening of the short video “Movement Without Muscles: The Sensitive Fern” and Q&A with creators, Harvard Doctoral Candidates Ben Goulet-Scott and Jacob Suissa.

Ecology and Spirituality: A Roundtable with Harvard Divinity School Students
Friday, April 23, 4:00pm–5:00pm
An informal roundtable featuring four Harvard Divinity School graduate students coming together to speak about the intersection of ecology and spiritual practice.

Learn more about these virtual events.