Basic Income in Depth

Basic Income, also known as Universal Basic Income or UBI, is a regular income unconditionally paid to every individual person. Basic Income is often touted as a more efficient form of welfare or as an answer to automation eliminating people’s jobs, but there’s more to it than that. Want to know more? Have questions, concerns, […]


Five-time 2019 Boston Music Award nominee Oompa hosts intimate celebration of her newly-released sophomore album, Cleo. Kaovanny and Brandi Blaze open. Oompa is a nationally-acclaimed, Boston-born poet, rapper, and educator, who is forever representing the queer, black, orphaned, hood kids, and them. She is the winner of the 2018 Unsigned Artist of the Year award from Boston […]


Monday, July 22–Friday, July 26, 9:30 am–12:00 pm In this five-day Summer Science Week program that starts July 22, students will experiment with the “primary technologies” used by the early peoples of North America to survive and thrive. In our hands-on lab, in the museum galleries, and outdoors, students will learn skills such as leatherworking […]

Time Travelers / Viajeros en el Tiempo

Monday, July 8–Friday, July 12, 9:30 am–12:00 pm In this five-day Summer Science Week program that starts July 8, students will explore the daily life of the ancient Maya and Aztec people through hands-on activities and art. Learn about hieroglyphs, food, music, ancient games, and traditions such as Day of the Dead—and also learn a […]

Summer Solstice Celebration 2019: Night at the Harvard Museums of Science & Culture

Celebrate the longest day of the year and mark the beginning of the summer season at the Harvard Museums of Science & Culture. Enjoy free admission to four museums and access to special performances. Make flower crowns and other sun-inspired crafts, and learn about the astronomical significance of the solstice. Save the date for this […]

Preserving Zapotec Weaving Practices

Porfirio Gutiérrez, Zapotec Master Dyer and Textile Artist The town of Teotitlán Del Valle in the Mexican state of Oaxaca is renowned for its weaving traditions and its importance as a Zapotec cultural center. Porfirio Gutiérrez will examine the rich history of Zapotec weaving from the perspective of its practitioners. He will also discuss his […]

Exploring Zapotec Wool-Dyeing Techniques

Saturday, May 18 OR Sunday, May 19, 2019; both sessions run 10:00 AM- 3:00 PM. Instructor: Porfirio Gutiérrez In this one-day workshop, master dyer and textile artist Porfirio Gutiérrez will discuss the history and uses of cochineal dye from the perspective of the Zapotecs from Oaxaca, Mexico, who have used the pigment since pre-Columbian times. […]

New England in the South Seas: Two Centuries of Trade and Exploration

Ingrid Ahlgren, Curator of Oceania, Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology As early as the 1700s, the fledgling United States actively explored and exchanged goods with the islands across the great wide Pacific Ocean. New England—and Massachusetts in particular—played an active, varied role in these explorations, which included the China Pacific trade, the whaling industry, […]

Caspian: The Elements

Chloe Dewe Mathews, Artist, Photographer, and Filmmaker For five years British photographer Chloe Dewe Mathews traveled through the countries surrounding the Caspian Sea: Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, Russia, and Iran. In images that range from stark and elemental to lush and mysterious, she recorded the vastly diverse peoples, politics, and geography of Central Asia, centering always […]

LOBSTER WAR: The Fight Over the World’s Richest Fishing Grounds

Lobster War is an award-winning documentary film about a conflict between the United States and Canada over waters that both countries have claimed since the end of the Revolutionary War. The disputed 277 square miles of sea known as the Gray Zone were traditionally fished by U.S. lobstermen. But as the Gulf of Maine has […]

Frontiers in Evolution

Moderated by Andrew J. Berry, Lecturer on Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University New approaches to studying evolutionary processes, from genomics to big data, have revolutionized the study of organisms across geological time and geographical space. Join us for a series of short “flash” lectures presented by Harvard graduate students and learn about the range […]

Meet a Scientist at the Harvard Museum of Natural History

Come see the world through the eyes of a scientist and explore what research reveals about life and our planet. Graduate students from the departments of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Human Evolutionary Biology, Molecular and Cellular Biology, and Earth and Planetary Sciences at Harvard University will share their research with hands-on activities in the HMNH […]