Harvard Museum of Natural History Field Trip -Free with MA ID
Web site www.hmnh.harvard.edu
The Harvard Museum of Natural History is really awesome and a fascinating time will be had by all. You'll enjoy all the taxidermy animals and the cultural exhibits as well. Very cool glass flower exhibit. Which if you have not been in there, is quite something to see.
GLASS FLOWERS ---No visit to New England is complete without exploring the remarkable collection of Glass Flowers. The botanical models were created by the father and son team Leopold and Rudolph Blaschka, nineteenth-century glass artisans who perfected their family craft. The commission began in 1887, continued for five decades, and represents more than 830 plant species. The museum recently installed several Blaschka models which have not been seen at Harvard for over a decade. See amazingly realistic models of apple and apricot plants illustrating some of the diseases affecting fruits of the Rosaceae family. Other newly installed models show bees enlarged to five inches to illustrate pollination techniques.
SEA CREATURES IN GLASS --- Now on view! The museum has just opened a permanent display of 60 models from the Museum of Comparative Zoology’s collection of 430 Blaschka invertebrate models. Along with Harvard’s Ware Collection of Glass Models of Plants, these restored glass animals comprise the largest Blaschka collection on display in the world.
There are over 800 species of plant were stunning...you would actually think you were looking at an actual non-glass replica of any particular plant.
Note: there can be tons of kids around, so it can get a little annoying. Its FREE before noon on Sundays if you have a valid MA ID. I know people like that term Free. FREE for all before noon time every Sundays. Hey if its free its for me right? Ha-ha
Afterwards we can walk to Harvard SQ and grab a drink and a bite to eat sat John Harvard's Brew House.
Enjoy life have fun and Ciao from Biagio your host for this event.
How to get there!
MBTA Subway --Take the Red Line to the Harvard Square stop. Walk through Harvard Yard and down Oxford Street one block. The Harvard Museum of Natural History is the large brick building on your right, just a six minute walk from Harvard Square.
Taking the MBTA Commuter Rail
Take the Fitchburg Line to Porter Square. Walk 50 yards on Somerville Avenue, cross the tracks on the bridge, and bear right onto Oxford Street and continue to #26. The museum is less than a mile from Porter Square.
Driving directions to the Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA from Google Maps.
Off-campus parking --On-Street metered parking: There are a limited number of 2-hour metered spaces located on Oxford and Kirkland Streets. Parking is free on Sundays and resident permits are not required. Please read the street signs carefully.