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

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At 11:00 am (ET), families and kids ages 4 to 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.

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In the afternoon, starting at 1:00 pm (ET), everyone is welcome to join us as we 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.

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See the full schedule for both segments here: //

On June 16th we will launch 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! podcast. Check for updates!

Photo Credit: Jim Harrison.

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11:00 AM - 2:00 PM Sun, Jun 20, 2021


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Virtual Eent, Cambridge, MA 02138


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