Earth Day Exploration: Discovering the Wildlife Around Us

It’s Earth Day, and Habitat is again part of the Cambridge Science Festival. Explore the sanctuary in search of plants and animals that share the Earth with us. With guidance from our naturalists, participants can use dip cups to explore the vernal pool, sweep nets to find insects in the meadow, and your eyesight to […]

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Biodiversity in Cambridge

Biodiversity in the Silent City – RESCHEDULED to 4/22!

DUE TO WEATHER, THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED TO SUNDAY 4/22, 3-5pm What a range of wildlife calls Mt. Auburn home! From bats to birds to bugs, researchers from Lesley University have been working to document the array of biodiversity in this unique garden cemetery that is also an urban wild. The two-hour program will […]

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Red and Blue, Bitter and Sweet by SYREN Modern Dance

SYREN is honored to share the company’s acclaimed repertoire piece: “Red and Blue, Bitter and Sweet” with audiences at the Cambridge Science Festival. The dance was inspired by quantum mechanics and explores complex scientific theory in a dynamic and fresh way. “Red and Blue, Bitter and Sweet” premiered in NYC in 2017 to a sold […]

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How Can Magnets Cook my Food? The Cool Science of Induction Stoves

Come play with magnets and coils of wire to understand how they can create electricity and electromagnets! Then look inside an induction cooktop to see how those same ideas heat up the pans and then your food. Learn from the researchers at HEET (Home Energy Efficiency Team) why induction is faster, cleaner, safer and more […]

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In/Out/Under/Transform

In/Out/Under/Transform   Free Registration Wave at your reflection. Smile. You might think, “Hey, this is me” But think again. You easily overlooked the trillions of bacteria that live on and inside your body – your very own microbiota. Come celebrate the marvels of the microbiome as we follow bacteria through the human body and outside, featuring […]

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Ancient Engineering Family Class

Explore ancient engineering as you model some of the different home types that Native Americans built to address environmental challenges. Participants will construct simple models of a barabara, a wetu, a plank house, or a tipi with archaeologist Zoe Eddy (Wendat-Huron, Mohawk) and explore the dioramas in the museum exhibits. Free. Pre-registration required. For children […]

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Free Admission to Harvard Museum of Natural History

Enjoy free admission at the Harvard Museum of Natural History! 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 […]

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Free Admission to Harvard’s Peabody Museum

Enjoy Free admission to Harvard’s Peabody Museum! Visit towering Native American totem poles and precious artifacts of the ancient world. See life-size casts of Maya monuments and changing exhibitions such as All the World Is Here, an exhibition marking the museum’s 150th anniversary and featuring the 1893 World’s Fair; Wiyohpiyata: Lakota Images of the Contested […]

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The Drake Equation Plays

7:00PM-7:40PM- free readings of The Drake Equation Plays 8:00pm-10:00pm- The Women Who Mapped the Stars, buy tickets at centralsquaretheater.org Come hear readings of ten-minute plays inspired by the Drake Equation, which tries to estimate the number of alien civilizations humanity might be able to communicate with. Inspired by the adventurous spirit of astronomers celebrated in The Women Who […]

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Web of Life: From Aardvark to Zinnia

Come hear an exciting collection of songs about the topical theme of weather and climate. The songs, in a variety of musical styles, are sung by an intergenerational chorus accompanied by a slideshow of song lyrics and wonderful artwork created by students in the Cambridge schools. There are songs about the five major extinction events, […]

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