The Fossils Are Talking!

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

Join author Elizabeth Shreeve in this free virtual event for families! Learn all about fossils as she reads her newest book and get inspired to write your own stories!

Elizabeth Shreeve with her new book

.: 11am – 11:45pm.

Ages: 3 to 12.


Harvard Museums of Science and Culture

Registration required

  • Sign-up is ongoing



  • Only virtual (online or over the phone).

live American Sign Language interpretation provided

Additional information

Are you curious about what fossils tell us about life on Earth—and how dinosaurs and other ancient animals, in turn, awaken our imaginations to create true and imagined tales? Come along on a journey to find out! The adventure will kick off with children’s book author Elizabeth Shreeve, reading and sharing surprising secrets from her newest book, Out of the Blue: How Animals Evolved from Prehistoric Seas (Candlewick Press, 2021). Elizabeth will make connections between the story of life on Earth and fossils that can be seen in the museum. Harvard College student and Storywish Cofounder Felicia Ho will then guide our time-traveling crew in a conversation with Elizabeth about the inspirations and discoveries behind the book—and how to start making your own stories!