Cambridge, Massachusetts

Game Design Week at HMNH

Kids wilol desing a digital game during April Vacation that encourages museum visitor to tour the Harvard Museum of Natural History.

Have you ever wanted to design your own game? Join Green Door Labs founder Kellian Adams and museum staff to plan and create a digital game set inside the museum. You will work in small groups to invent a game designed to help visitors explore the museum. After prototyping the concept on paper, you will build the game on the digital platform and test it with real museum visitors. The best games have the opportunity to be featured in the museum.

I ♥ Science

The Harvard Museum of Natural History celebrates the love of science and invites you to join in! !

Explore the marvelous science of our natural world in this annual daylong festival featuring dozens of activities. Dig into the soil to see what’s there, watch live marine creatures, design a LEGO® brick home for an insect, investigate fossils, explore the Glass Flowers, and more! Awaken your love of science with activities led by Harvard scientists, graduate students, and enthusiastic explorers. Hear short talks on current research at Harvard. I ♥ Science has something for everyone and is appropriate for children and adults of all ages.

Saturday, February 11, 2017, 10am-4pm

Harvard College Information Sessions & Tours

Harvard College Information Sessions & Tours

Visiting is a great way to get the feel of everyday life at Harvard College. Take the opportunity to meet our current students and explore the Cambridge/ Boston area. Admissions officers, often with undergraduates, present information and answer questions about admission to the college, financial aid, academics, extracurricular activities and residential life at Harvard. Tours are led by current undergraduates and provide a perspective on daily life on campus.

Monday - Saturday until December 9, 2016

Public Tour of MIT

MIT's Open House is a chance to see some of the amazing things going on at MIT Museum in Cambridge Massachusetts!

MIT's Open House is a chance to see some of the amazing things going on at MIT Museum in Cambridge Massachusetts! 

On the public tour of MIT, tourists and locals will learn about the recent tech boom in the area as well as MIT’s history and culture while visiting the main MIT campus, tour inside several buildings and experience the surrounding Kendall Square area in the 70-minute walking tour.

August 28, 2016 at 11:30, 12:30 and 1:30.

MIT Open House

MIT's Open House is a chance to see some of the amazing things going on at MIT Museum in Cambridge Massachusetts!

Welcome to the 2016 MIT Open House! Your visit Under the Dome will be fun, educational, and exciting—and give you an idea of the amazing things that go on at MIT every day. There are more than 350 activities planned to enlighten and inspire—whether you're a child or an adult, a student or a teacher. There’s plenty to see and do for everyone!

Saturday, April 23, 2016 10am-3pm

MITxplore's Sunday Sessions

kids will learn about math in a different light at MITxplore programs.

MITxplore's Sunday Sessions are returning for the spring! Sessions will begin on February 21, 2016 at 1PM, and hold 10 sessions between then and the end of May. For those of you who are new to the program, MITxplore has the goal of teaching children between 4th and 6th grades interesting and unusual math topics typically not covered in the standard school curriculum.

The Real World of Minecraft Minerals

See real ores and minerals at the Harvard Museum of Natural History!

Do you or someone in your house play Minecraft? Have you ever wondered whether any of those blocks exist in the real world? Get out of the house and explore some of the REAL rocks and minerals that appear in Minecraft at the Harvard Museum of Natural History. Pick up a gallery exploration card in the Earth & Planetary Sciences Gallery, read about the Minecraft minerals, and compare to actual samples on display. Come find gold without digging 32 layers down a digital mine!

February 16-18, 2016


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