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Jun 20 - Jun 20

PRICE: Free

PHONE: 617-496-1638

TIME: 11:00 am - 02:15 pm

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The Harvard Museums of Science & Culture have celebrated the summer solstice since 2013. Join the Harvard Museums of Science & Culture on Sunday, June 20 for its free, virtual, bilingual (English-Spanish) Summer Solstice Celebration, from wherever in the world you might be!

 

Leer en Español: https://bit.ly/HMSCSolsticio21

 

At 11 a.m. (ET), families and kids ages 4–14 are invited to hear a sun-inspired bilingual story set in ancient Mexico, meet a Harvard University astrophysicist who studies the sun and enjoy an uplifting clown performance live from Bogotá, Colombia.

 

Register for Summer Solstice Celebration: Kids & Families: https://bit.ly/HMSCSolstice21FamilyReg.

 

In the afternoon, starting at 1 p.m. (ET), everyone is welcome to join to learn about the significance of the summer solstice from cultural astronomer Anthony Aveni, explore the art of making botanical sun prints with photographer and master gardener Mary Kocol, and learn how to forage for local edible plants in Massachusetts with naturalist Russ Cohen.

 

Register for Summer Solstice Celebration: https://bit.ly/HMSCSolstice21Reg.

 

See the full schedule for both segments here: http://bit.ly/HMSCVirtualSolstice21.

 

On June 16, a brand-new resource page featuring short videos about objects from our museum collections paired with do-it-yourself activities, solstice-themed coloring pages and a new HMSC Connects launches! podcast. Check hmsc.harvard.edu for updates!

 

Photo Credit: Jim Harrison.


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