After-School Animal Encounters: Teeming Tidepools (Free Virtual Family Event)

By Harvard Museums of Science & Culture and Harvard Museum of Natural History

Bring the whole family to this interactive virtual event! Come with your questions and curiosity to meet the Harvard Museum of Natural History's incredible animals over Zoom.

a tan hermit crab
4pm – 4:45pm

Ages: 2 to 12.

Contact

Harvard Museums of Science and Culture
hmscpr@hmsc.harvard.edu
617-496-6064

Registration required

  • Sign-up is ongoing

Free!

Location

  • Only virtual (online or over the phone).

Additional information

What might your life be like if you spent half your day on land and the other half in the ocean? How would you hunt for food if you were only a few inches long? Is one type of snake really all that different from another? Get the answers to these questions and more as human museum staffers Javier and Ryan introduce you to several live animals. Each month we will discuss a different theme while feeding and interacting with some of the museum’s incredible animals!

Tidepools exist where the land meets the ocean and the amazingly resilient creatures that live there manage the challenges of both environments. From swimming and climbing to burrowing, animals in tidepools have adapted many behaviors to live in an ever-changing world. Join human museum staffers Javier and Ryan as they lead you in a 45-minute program with live ocean invertebrates. This event will be fun for the whole family so bring your questions and sense of wonder.