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2017 Jul 28

Free Fun Friday - Arnold Arboretum

10:00am to 3:00pm

Location: 

Arnold Arboretum - 125 Arborway, Boston, MA

Come to the Arnold Arboretum on July 28th and enjoy FREE activities from 10am-3pm, part of the Highland Street Foundation’s Free Fun Fridays program.


Enjoy free activities like the building lab, water coloring, dance, caterpillar lab, Story Board Walks, and more.


Free Fun Fridays invites Massachusetts residents and tourists to visit

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2017 Jul 27

All the World Is Beer

6:30pm to 9:00pm

Location: 

Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, 11 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138

Join us for an evening of conversation (and consumption). Beer historian Liz Garibay will discuss the role of beer at the 1893 World’s Fair. Learn how brewers were advancing an array of technologies during this period, drink in the story of how a major beer war took place on the grounds of the Fair's Agricultural Building, and absorb fascinating facts about how beer shaped our nation. After the talk, enjoy a variety of beers and explore 

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2017 Jul 22

Arboretum Saturday Guided Tour

Repeats every week every Saturday until Sat Nov 04 2017 .
10:30am to 12:00pm

Location: 

Hunnewell Building
Experience the Arboretum in a new way--take a free guided tour with a knowledgeable volunteer docent. Tour topics range from Highlights and History to Landscape for Learning and special themes on Olmsted, Arboretum collections, and more. For more information and possible cancellations due to weather, call the Visitor Center at 617-384-5209. Tours last around 90 minutes, and are geared toward adults. There is no need to register.

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2017 Jul 23

Arboretum Sunday Guided Tour

Repeats every week every Sunday until Sun Nov 05 2017 .
1:00pm to 2:30pm

Location: 

Hunnewell Building

Experience the Arboretum in a new way--take a free guided tour with a knowledgeable volunteer docent. Tour topics range from Highlights and History to Landscape for Learning and special themes on Olmsted, Arboretum collections, and more. For more information and possible cancellations due to weather, call the Visitor Center at 617-384-5209. Tours last around 90 minutes, and are geared toward adults. There is no need to register.

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2017 Aug 07

HMNH Summer Science Week - Peabody Explorers

Mon - Fri, Aug 7 to Aug 11, 9:30am - 12:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford Street

Students entering grades 3–4

Explore the daily life of the ancient Maya people through hands-on activities with hieroglyphs, clay, food, outdoor games and some surprises. Learn a little Spanish and become a magnificent Mesoamerican for a week.

Hosted by the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology

Advance registration required. Click here for more information. 

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2017 Aug 07

HMNH Summer Science Week - Amazing Animals

Mon - Fri, Aug 7 to Aug 11, 9:30am - 12:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford Street

Students entering grades 1–3

From slow-moving sloths to fast-swimming sharks, from tiny insects to giant giraffes, the world is full of amazing animals. Travel through the museum’s exhibits to learn about animals near and far. Explore your questions though crafts, games, and live animals.

Advance registration required. Click here for more information. 

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2017 Jul 31

HMNH Summer Science Week - Animal Naturalists

Mon - Fri, Jul 31 to Aug 4, 9:30am - 12:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford Street

Students entering grades 6–8

Combine your love for animals and drawing in this art and science program. With a museum educator, investigate the lives of birds, mammals, insects, reptiles, and amphibians. With artist Erica Beade, draw these animals from the exhibitions and classroom specimens while practicing various drawing techniques.

Advance registration required. There is an additional $10 materials fee included in the cost of this program.

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2017 Jul 24

HMNH Summer Science Week - Native American Technologies

Mon - Fri, Jul 24 to Jul 28, 9:30am - 12:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford Street

Students entering grades 5–6

Become an experimental anthropologist and use a spear thrower, drill a hole with a bow-drill, and try other technologies of Indigenous people of North America.

Hosted by the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology

Advance registration required. Click here for more information. 

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2017 Jul 10

HMNH Summer Science Week - Impressions of Nature

Mon - Fri, Jul 10 to Jul 14, 9:30am - 12:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford Street

Students entering grades 4–7

Natural history and art have been linked for a long time. Come explore the museum and your creative side with in-depth art activities like printmaking through collographs, monotypes, or relief prints.

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Cambridge Open Archives

June 14, 2017

On June 22, staff from the Art Museums Archives will present materials based on this year’s theme, “Living and Dying in Cambridge.” Talks will be held at 4pm and 5pm, in the museums’ Materials Lab. Free admission, but registration is required. Sign up here.

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2017 Jun 22

Cambridge Open Archives

4:00pm to 5:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street, Cambridge MA

The Harvard Art Museums Archives is participating in Cambridge Open Archives, an annual event that offers the rare chance to visit a number of unique archives and collecting agencies in Cambridge. Staff from the Harvard Art Museums Archives will present archival materials based on this year’s theme, “Living and Dying in Cambridge.” Talks will be held at 4pm and 5pm, in the museums’ Materials Lab.

Free admission, but registration is required. Sign up for the event here.

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2017 Jun 19

Archives Open House: Persian Art at the Fogg Museum, 1900–1950

1:00pm to 4:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street, Cambridge MA

In conjunction with our exhibition A New Light on Bernard Berenson: Persian Paintings from Villa I Tatti, Harvard Art Museums staff will present materials illustrating the museums’ history of collecting, teaching, and exhibiting Persian art; the event will take place in the Art Study Center. Formats to be shown include archival photographs, correspondence, diaries, teaching materials and student works, and more, and will focus on the

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