Summer Nights at the Museum
June 22 - August 24, 2011
Explore the museum during extended hours with half-price admission. Join volunteers in the galleries to gain insight into the exhibits and the science behind the collections.
Kraken: The Curious, Exciting, and Slightly Disturbing Science of Squid
Author talk and book signing with Wendy Williams
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22, 7:00 PM
Squid and other cephalopods are among the most agile, creative, and evolutionarily adaptable creatures of the ocean. In her new book, Kraken, science writer Wendy Williams explores the fascinating world of squid and how humans and these strange undersea life forms actually share much basic biology. Part of Summer Nights at the Museum. Free with museum admission.
Hogwarts at the Museum
WEDNESDAY, JULY 27, 5:00-8:00 PM
Explore the galleries of the museum with your “HMNH Marauder’s Map”, and find the real specimens that inspired magical objects in the Harry Potter books. Come dressed as your favorite magical character or creature, and discover how the fictional potions, wands and magical creatures have an origin in the natural world. Part of Summer Nights at the Museum. Free with museum admission.