Harvard Museum of Natural History
The Harvard Museum of Natural History was established in 1998 as the public face of three research museums: the Museum of Comparative Zoology, the Harvard University Herbaria, and the Mineralogical & Geological Museum. Presenting these incomparable collections and the research of scientists across the University, the Harvard Museum of Natural History’s mission is to enhance public understanding and appreciation of the natural world and the human place in it, sparking curiosity and a spirit of discovery in people of all ages.
Today’s museum reflects both the history of its affiliate museums and an evolution toward a twenty-first-century institution that presents cutting-edge research, addresses contemporary issues, and offers creative educational experience in a unique, intimate setting.
Nature Lab at Rhode island school of design
In the early 20th century, RISD faculty member Edna Lawrence founded the Nature Lab to “open students’ eyes to the marvels of beauty in nature...of forms, space, color, texture, design and structure.”
Today, the Lab still offers unmediated access to authentic natural history specimens, while also fostering creative inquiry into biomimetics, biophilic design, ecology and climate change. High-end microscopes, high-speed cameras and other advanced imaging systems give members of the RISD community access to living and non-living specimens at multiple scales and provide an engaging platform for examining myriad connections between artistic and scientific study.
Art & nature center- peabody essex museum
The Art & Nature Center showcases original exhibitions that investigate our interconnections with nature through contemporary art, memorable objects and interactive experiences. Designed for visitors of all ages, the family-friendly center features changing exhibitions, hands-on displays and art-making spaces.
The exhibit Wild Designs features works by artists and other creatives who are looking to nature and living systems for new ideas and creative solutions to human problems.
Explore bioinspired innovations in design, technology and art that either model or engage nature to generate more sustainable solutions. The exhibition includes mixed media sculptures, artist installations and drawings, as well as design projects ranging from preliminary concepts to realized products and buildings.
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Hitchcock Center for the Environment
The Hitchcock Center for the Environment's mission is to foster a greater awareness and understanding of our natural world and to develop environmentally literate citizens. Serving the Pioneer Valley since 1962.