On Valentine's Day, almost 300 kids, ages 4-13, from Boston area schools, Boys and Girls Clubs, and afterschool programs visited the Harvard Museum of Natural History for AAAS Public Science Day 2013. Harvard grad students and museum staff took small groups through different areas of the museum to conduct hands-on science experiments and explore the exhibits. Kids had the opportunity to build gliders, learn about the different ways nature uses color to communicate, construct towers out of every day materials, uncover animal bones, look at meteorites, and much more.
It was a great success and the kids had a blast! They also loved the valentines we gave them.