Explore the Harvard Museum of Natural History's collections more closely with a drawing course or workshop on topics in natural history.
For a preview tour of the exhibits, view our map.
Members receive a discount on all classes.
Class sizes are limited and advance registration is required. Full payment is due at the time of registration. We accept Visa, Mastercard and Amex.
You may cancel up to two weeks before the first class and receive a refund less a $15 fee. After that time,
no refund can be made. A full refund is issued if the museum cancels the program.
Saturday March 7, 2015
9:30 AM- 12:00PM
Instructors: Allison Schultz and Maude Baldwin
Who would guess that parrots are closely related to songbirds; that falcons are only distantly related to their look-alikes, hawks and eagles; that unlike other birds, hummingbirds can detect sweet tastes? Explore the newly renovated Birds of the World gallery with Harvard doctoral students Allison Shultz and Maude Baldwin and see the suite of adaptations that allow birds to live all over, even in the most extreme environments. Hear about the role of genomics in deciphering the bird family tree, the surprising relationships it has revealed, and the special abilities birds have evolved that let them exploit their environment.
Advance registration required.
Fee: $35 members/$40 nonmembers.
Four Saturdays: April 4, 11, 18 and 25, 2015
Instructor: Erica Beade
Explore the beauty and variety of plant forms using pencil, watercolor, and colored pencil. Taught by artist and educator, Erica Beade, this four-week course will introduce botanical drawing techniques through close observation and practice with contour, gesture, foreshortening, shading and color. All skill levels are welcome.
Fees: $95 members/$110 nonmembers. Advance registration required.
Saturday May 9, 2015
Mt. Auburn Cemetery
Explore an amazing variety of tree forms using pencil and paper in beautiful Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge. Students will focus on capturing the shapes and volume of trunks and branches and on learning techniques for drawing foliage. Taught by artist and educator, Erica Beade. All skill levels are welcome.
Fees: $35 members/ $40 nonmembers. Advance registration required.