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April 2019

Free Admission to Harvard Museum of Natural History

April 21 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford Street Cambridge USA + Google Map

Visit dinosaurs, the famous Glass Flowers, sparkling gems, and the new exhibition Microbial Life, which explores the tiny world of astonishing life forms, whether they live in our kitchens, our soil, or the ocean. See Orb-Weavers (spiders), New England Forests, Marine Life, Birds of the World, and the historic Great Mammal Hall. Admission to the Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology is included. Cost: Free

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Harvard Semitic Museum

April 21 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Harvard Semitic Museum, 6 Divinity Ave
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 The term “Semitic” refers to the related languages and cultures of the Ancient Near East: Israelites, Phoenicians, Egyptians, Arameans, Babylonians, Arabs, and many others. Explore a full-scale replica of an ancient Israelite home, a rich collection of antiquities from the Middle East, a full-scale reproduction of an ancient Egyptian throne belonging to Queen Hetepheres, and arts of ancient Mesopotamia. Use augmented reality to experience the famed Dream Stela between the paws of the Great Sphinx. Event held daily 4/13 -…

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Float Your Boat in the Idea Hub

April 21 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
MIT Museum, 265 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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Learn how to create an efficient boat design. Build and test your own boat hull in the Museum’s makerspace. Cost: Included with museum admission. Drop in.

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Girls Skateboarding Day

April 21 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Riverside Press Park Basketball Courts, 2 Blackstone Street
Cambridge, 02139

Meet at Riverside Press Park in Cambridge (River St and Memorial Drive) at the basketball courts! Learn about neuroscience while you carve out a space for women & girls at the skatepark. All ages & skill levels welcome. There will be free skate lessons from 12-4pm then at 4pm we will be sharing info on the neuroscience of skateboarding and how it alters your brain and physiology. (We will also share some socio/anthro tidbits on how skating is a revolutionary…

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Solar Lunch

April 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Museum of Science, 1 Science Park Boston USA + Google Map
Solar Lunch | Museum of Science

Observe the sun and possibly sunspots and solar flares through the Museum’s safe solar telescope. Weather permitting.

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Harvard’s Peabody Museum Tour

April 21 @ 2:00 pm
Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, 11 Divinity Avenue Cambridge USA + Google Map

Take a tour of collection, including Native American artifacts, Maya monuments and more, led by Harvard students. Event held on 4/13, 4/14, 4/20, and 4/21 Cost: Included with museum admission.

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Screening: “Festival of the Spoken Nerd” Comedy Special

April 21 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
The Brattle Theater, 40 Brattle St.
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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Festival of the Spoken Nerd is the UK science comedy phenomenon that will feed your brain, tickle your ribs and light your Bunsen burner. The trio of stand-up mathematician Matt Parker, experiments maestro Steve Mould, and geek songstress Helen Arney mix astonishing science with statistically significant comedy, plus experiments that electrify their audiences – sometimes literally. This screening of their brand-new comedy special, “You Can’t Polish A Nerd” is guaranteed to put the “oooh” into zoology, the “fun” into fundamental…

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Creative Disruption in Schools: Re-Inventing Science Education (CANCELLED)

April 21 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

This event has been cancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience.  In research as well as industry today, young professionals need core competencies such as the ability to think creatively and experiment rigorously to solve a problem, work collaboratively in teams, navigate uncertainty, and to accept failure as a pathway to success. Changing schools from a focus on memorization and compliance to institutions of discovery, experimentation and deep learning has remained an elusive goal. Join us for a passionate conversation with…

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Science Riot: Real Experts. Real Funny!

April 21 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Brattle Theatre, 40 Brattle St Cambridge USA + Google Map

  Science Riot is the first science outreach program in the country to turn scientists into engaging speakers through stand-up comedy. Our program includes immersive training workshops and hilarious outreach events. We believe in the power of humor to connect with broader audiences, make difficult topics accessible, and humanize scientists without undermining the seriousness of their professions.   Cost: $20. Tickets online or at the door. Purchase tickets here.  Use code STANDUPFORSCIENCE for 25% off!

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Moving the Earth: STEAM & Sustainability at CX: RESCHEDULED TO RAIN DATE: April 28 10am-2pm

April 28 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Cambridge Crossing, 20 Child Street
Cambridge, MA 02141 United States
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RESCHEDULED TO RAIN DATE: April 28 10am-2pm A unique touch-a-truck event! Meet the heavy earth-moving machines & engineers creating one of the largest developments in Cambridge. Plus, food trucks & STEAM activities, and touch-a-truck events for kids. Cost: Free. Drop in.

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