National Fossil Day: More Than Dinosaurs! (In-Person Special Event)

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

Come celebrate National Fossil Day with the Harvard Museums of Science & Culture! Hear from Harvard paleontologists about the diverse fossils they study and their cutting-edge research techniques.

A brown and grey fossil against a tan stone background
Saturday, October 8 1pm – 4pm

Ages: 6 to Adults.

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Contact

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

No application or registration needed.

Cost

Free with museum admission (Adults: $15.00, Seniors (65+): $13.00, Harvard ID holders: Free, Non-Harvard students with I.D.: $10.00, Youth ages 3–18: $10.00, Youth under 3: Free, Members: Free).

Location

  • In-person only.

Harvard Museum of Natural History
26 Oxford Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
United States

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Additional information

Paleontology is about more than dinosaurs! Harvard paleontologists study amazing non-dinosaur fossils including early mammals, ancient invertebrates, whales, crabs, and more! Meet members of the Stephanie E. Pierce Lab for Vertebrate Paleontology and the Ortega-Hernández Lab for Invertebrate Paleontology to see their favorite fossils, learn about their research, and ask them your questions. See what new techniques and technologies are being used to study fossils, learn what fossils can teach us about evolution, and hear about current research projects. Join us to celebrate National Fossil Day with short talks and table-top presentations for all ages.

Free with regular museum admission. Free parking at the 52 Oxford Street Garage.

Presented by the Harvard Museum of Natural History and the Harvard Museums of Science & Culture