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Summer Solstice celebration: free admission to 4 Harvard museums, activities, fire jumping and food trucks

Summer Solstice celebration: free admission to 4 Harvard museums, activities, fire jumping and food trucks

Summer Solstice Celebration 2019: Night at the Harvard Museums of Science & Culture  
Free Special Event Open to the Public  
 
Date:  
Friday, June 21, 2019, 5:00pm to 9:00pm  
Location:  
Harvard Museums of Science & Culture  
11 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, Massachusetts  
 
On the longest day of the year, from 5:00–9:00 pm, enjoy free admission to four museums:  
 
- the Harvard Museum of Natural History (Admire the stunning collection of hand-crafted glass flowers)  
 
- the Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology (Explore objects from Asia, Oceania, and the Americas)  
 
- the Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments (Learn how scientific instruments have influenced the development of astronomy, navigation, physics, biology, medicine, electricity, and communication)  
 
- the Harvard Semitic Museum ( Discover ancient Near Eastern kings )  
 
 
From 5-7:30pm step OUTDOORS for a host of fun activities:  
 
- Flower Crowns  
Design your own summer crown with seasonal flowers, garden greens, and ribbons (while supplies last).  
 
- Meet the Egyptian Hippo Goddess  
Use augmented reality to “take” an Egyptian goddess out of the case and expand her into a statue you can walk around.  
 
- Fire Jumping  
Some cultures mark the start of a new solar cycle by crossing over cleansing fire. Take part in this tradition by jumping over the museums’ “bonfire” and earn a flame tattoo.  
 
- Circus performers  
 
- Enjoy tasty treats from event food trucks.  
 
- Enter the Solstice Raffle to win HMSC museum memberships and special gifts from our museum shop.  
 
Activities are appropriate for all ages. In case of rain, activities will take place indoors (check printed schedules at museums for final locations).  
 
Stay tuned for the final performance schedule and list of food trucks!  
 
 
Join us for this festive community evening! In case of rain, the event will move inside the museums.  
 
Free event parking will be available at the 52 Oxford Street Garage.  
Please note that Divinity Avenue will be closed to traffic during the event.  
 
https://hmsc.harvard.edu/summer-solstice

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