New England Heritage Days 2018

Join us Thursday, October 4th, 2018 for HOME's Annual New England Heritage Days!


Location: Harvard Museum of Natural History, Cambridge, Massachusetts 


Date and Time: Thursday, October 4, 2018 from 10:00 am - 2 pm (You may stay at the museum until closing at 5 pm.) 


Cost: $15 per person - Includes class choice (see options below) and admission to all exhibitions at the Harvard Museum of Natural History and to the adjoining Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology. Must sign-up for classes ahead of time using the pre-registration form at the bottom of the page. Please pre-register for this event by September 27. 


Parking; $17 parking fee per vehicle at the 52 Oxford Street Garage. See instructions below on how to purchase a parking permit for the day. 


Schedule: 10 am - 2 pm


10 am - Arrive at the Harvard Museum of Natural History - We will meet as a group inside the front entrance of the museum.


10:30-11:30 am - Begin class promptly 


* Dig Into Fossils (ages 5-8) - What are fossils and how do they form? What clues can they give us to life in the past? Students will become paleontologists as they answer these and other questions about fossils and prehistoric life from three different periods in Earth’s history.

* Inside Skeletons (ages 9 and up) - Starting with the human skeleton, students will investigate the functions of bones. By examining the skeletal structures of other animals, students will observe how these creatures’ bodies have become adapted for jumping, flying, and other lifestyles.


11:30 am - Bring a lunch (We will eat on the front lawn at the museum or in the lobby if weather is not agreeable.)


12 pm - 2 pm - Self-guided tour through museum


Exhibitions to explore during the self-guided tour 

Activities to prepare your family for a day at the museum (age appropriate!); Coming soon - HOME Unit Study to accompany your trip!


Directions: Harvard Museum of Natural History (no parking on site).

Parking for the Harvard Museum of Natural History is located at 52 Oxford St. Garage. Scroll down to the "University Permit Parking" and follow directions to purchase a parking permit for the day.   


Overnight Accommodations: If you would like to stay at a nearby hotel to minimize your drive time, please make reservations in advance at a hotel of your choice.  Hotel suggestion: Best Western Plus North, Danvers, MA


Other Area AttractionsRefer to this list of suggestions. 


For area stores and restaurants, Harvard Square has much to offer. 


Please Pre-register using the form below. 

Event Registration Form
Please complete and return this form to HOME, P.O. Box 159, Camden, ME 04843
Heritage Days Registration Form 2018.pdf
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* Event Refund Policy Registration fees may be refunded up to the registration deadline for this event. No refunds will be made after the registration deadline. In the event that you must cancel, please consider making your fee a donation to HOME rather than requesting a refund! If an event must be canceled or rescheduled for any reason, HOME will notify participants. Refunds will then be considered on a case by case basis, depending on whether or not the event is rescheduled.