Summer Solstice Celebration 2018


Thursday, June 21, 2018, 5:00pm to 9:00pm


Harvard Museums of Science & Culture

Summer Solstice by Jeffrey BlackwellOn the longest day of the year, explore the world and have fun at the Harvard Museums of Science & Culture's Summer Solstice Celebration. Enjoy free admission to the four museums: the Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, the Harvard Semitic Museum,  the Harvard Museum of Natural History, and the Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments. Visit our newest exhibitions.

Presented by: Harvard Museums of Science & Culture
Admission: Free and open to the public. 
More information here.

Learn about the microscopic organisms that make life on Earth possible in Microbial Life: A Universe at the Edge of Sight. Discover how ancient Near Eastern kings commemorated their military triumphs and civic achievements in From Stone to Silicone: Recasting Mesopotamian Monuments. Admire more then 600 objects from Asia, Oceania, and the Americas on display in All the World Is Here: Harvard’s Peabody Museum and the Invention of American Anthropology. Then step outdoors for a host of fun activities. Make a summer crown with fresh flowers and greens to wear during the event. Marvel at circus performers. Get up close to nature at the animal farm. Find sustenance from the event food trucks. Enter a raffle to win HMSC museum memberships and special gifts from our museum shop. 

Join us for this festive community evening! Stay tuned for the complete event program. The Summer Solstice Celebration is free and open to the public. In case of rain, the event will move inside the museums. Free event parking is available at the 52 Oxford Street Garage. Please note that Divinity Avenue will be closed to traffic during the Solstice. The Harvard Museums of Science & Culture are only an 8-minute walk through Harvard Yard from the Harvard Square MBTA Red Line station.