Look out—a Kronosaurus!
Less than a week till our next event—our next free event, mind you—at our beloved Oberon in Boston's Harvard Square, and we got a juicy prize for you all: some passes to the Harvard Museum of Natural History.
It's kind of amazing how many Bostonians (and Cambridgeteers) are unaware that this awesome museum is right there in their neighborhood. The HMNH is only 14 years old, but it has an impressive collection and programming to challenge even the mighty blue whale of NYC's natural-history museum. This summer, for example, they're rocking a self-guided spider-themed scavenger hunt; an exhibit about the natural magic of bioluminescence; something with the outright awesome title of "Mollusks: Shelled Masters of the Marine Realm" (masters!); and "The Language of Color," which is about chameleons and zebras, not synesthesia. And more, including a permanent exhibit of more than 4,000 glass flowers—yes, they're really glass, and yes, they were made by hand, and yes, oh my God. Not to mention halls and halls of giant mammals, dinosaurs bones, rocks and minerals, etc., etc. They make learning fun, kids. Enjoy this very brief tour…
The Harvard Museum of Natural History is at 26 Oxford Street, not a far walk from Oberon itself. It's open 9am–5pm, 361 days a year. General admission is $9 (going up to $12 soon), but for some of you smarty-pants this Monday night, it's absolutely free. Don't you just love being educated?