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The Harvard Museum of Natural History presents special programs for children and their families. Renowned authors, Harvard faculty, and other scientists may offer educational and entertaining presentations on their latest work. Occasional gallery explorations are offered for families to enjoy on their own.


Gallery Explorations

Look, Listen & Touch


Look Listen Touch is a guide for young children to explore the Museum's New England Forests, in the Zofnass Family Gallery. Pick-up the exploration flyer at the front desk or in the gallery. Learn how to help your child experience nature in a multi-sensory way. Sit on the bench beneath the wolf; shut your eyes and listen. Do you hear the sounds of a bird singing, a woodpecker tapping, a frog croaking? How many different colors can you see in the feathers of one bird? Do animal and insect babies look like their parents?

Regular museum admission rates apply. 
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Extinct…or on the Brink


Pick up the Final Flight companion gallery exploration, Extinct…or on the Brink. Using this sheet as a guide, explore the museum to seek out stories of animals extinct, on the brink, and rebounding! Ongoing through April School Vacation Week.

Regular museum admission rates apply.