The Harvard Museum of Natural History will open its doors half- price during two Thursday evenings in July! Join us for a summer night of after-hours gallery exploration, along with a special nature documentary screening and discussion with a local scientist.
At 7pm on July 31, The Museum will screen Battle to Save the Tiger (BBC2 Productions, 48 minutes). Narrated by David Attenborough, this new documentary looks at the controversy surrounding tigers of India’s protected reserves – and why there are fewer today than when the government launched efforts to protect them 35 years ago.
Followed by a discussion with John Linehan, Executive Director of Zoo New England, who will address how local zoos are helping combat the exploitation of exotic endangered animals and the illegal pet trade.
Explore the galleries until 8 p,m.! Find the Bengal and Mongolian tigers among the hundreds of animals from all over the world in the museum's 19th century galleries, or check out the live scorpions or giant millipedes in the new Arthropods: Creatures That Rule gallery.
$4.50 for adults; $3.50 for students and seniors $3.50; $3 for children; free for children under 3 and Harvard ID holders and one guest
Official Website: http://www.hmnh.harvard.edu
Added by hmnhpr on June 24, 2008