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Harvard Museum of Natural History Special Event Insect Planet Family Festival

The Harvard Museum of Natural History will be buzzing with dozens of activities; SATURDAY, MARCH 5, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM, exploring the amazing world of insects and their relatives, spiders, crustaceans, and the many other creatures that comprise nearly 80% of all animals on Earth. Get close to live beetles, scorpions, and centipedes; listen to the sounds of insects communicating; experiment with robots that mimic bugs; and meet the Harvard scientists who collect and study these amazing creatures.

Other activities include:
At 2:00 pm, a screening of Vanishing of the Bees, a documentary which examines the mysterious disappearance of Honeybees across the planet. Filmed spanning the US, in Europe, Australia and Asia, it examines the alarming phenomena known as Colony Collapse Disorder, and the greater meaning it holds about the relationship between mankind and mother earth. Narrated by Ellen Page. Content may be challenging for young children. Ideal for adults and children ages 12 and older.

Free with museum admission. Complimentary parking available in adjacent parking garage, 52 Oxford Street. Insect Planet is supported in part by the Cambridge Trust Company.

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