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In Search of Thoreau’s Flowers: An Exploration of Change and Loss (Special Exhibition)

Presented by Harvard Museums of Science and Culture and Harvard Museum of Natural History at Harvard Museum of Natural History, Cambridge MA

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In Search of Thoreau’s Flowers: An Exploration of Change and Loss (Special Exhibition)

Explore the legacy of Henry David Thoreau’s preserved plant samples in this multisensory exhibition fusing art and science, which examines the loss of ecological diversity caused by climate change.

In Search of Thoreau’s Flowers is a multisensory experience that marries art and science through a modern interpretation of Henry David Thoreau’s preserved plants. Thoreau was prolific in his practice of collecting botanical samples and plants are important indicators of how our world is responding to climate change. Long preserved in the Harvard University Herbaria, 648 specimens serve as the foundation of this new exhibition. The digitization of these specimens inspired the creation of

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ADMISSION INFO

This exhibition is free with regular museum admission (Adults: $15.00, Seniors (65+): $13.00, Harvard ID holders: Free, Non-Harvard students with I.D.: $10.00, Youth ages 3–18: $10.00, Youth under 3: Free, Members: Free).

Contact: 617-959-3481

Email: hmscpr@hmsc.harvard.edu

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LOCATION

Harvard Museum of Natural History

26 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

COVID-19 Phased Reopening Details

Social Distancing: Yes
Limited Capacity: No
Reservations Required: No
Proof of Vaccination Required: No
COVID-19 Policies URL: https://hmsc.harvard.edu/visit

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Dates and Times

Sat, Dec 10, 2022

9:00 am at Harvard Museum of Natural History

Sun, Dec 11, 2022

9:00 am at Harvard Museum of Natural History

Mon, Dec 12, 2022

9:00 am at Harvard Museum of Natural History

Tue, Dec 13, 2022

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Wed, Dec 14, 2022

9:00 am at Harvard Museum of Natural History

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