Wintersession Event for Harvard Students – Behind the Scenes at the Harvard Museums of Science & Culture

Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford Street
Thu., Jan. 19, 2017, 1:30 – 3 p.m.

Harvard Student Wintersession Event – Behind the Scenes at the Harvard Museums of Science & Culture

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Thursday, January 19, 2017, 1:30pm to 3:00pm
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Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford Street

Join us for a rare opportunity to tour the incredible collections that are held behind-the-scenes at the world-renowned FAS research museums!

Harvard Semitic Museum: Collections from the Near East including Israel, Jordan, Iraq, Egypt, Cyprus, and Tunisia.

Harvard University Herbarium: Home to more than 5 million plant specimens including surprises like a lichen added into a mummy wrapping and plants collected by Henry David Thoreau.

Mineralogical & Geological Museum at Harvard: Marvel at the Hamlin gem collection, gold nuggets, and the Massachusetts state mineral, just some of the 400,000 objects in the collection.

Museum of Comparative Zoology: While there are over 21 million animal specimens housed in the MCZ, this tour will focus on the bird and fossil collection.

Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology: Celebrate the 150th birthday of the museum and peek at some of the 99.99% of the collection not on display.

After meeting at Harvard Museum of Natural History at 1:30pm, students will leave with their tour guide to explore the collection spaces.

Space is limited, and registration is required via…

Questions can be directed to Wendy Derjue-Holzer at

Please note: You may sign up for only one of the five museum tours offered.

Gazette Classification: Education, Exhibitions
Organization/Sponsor: Harvard Museums of Science & Culture
Cost: Free to Harvard students
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