Field Trip Day!
Last week a few of my CCA colleagues and I took a day to visit some local museums in Cambridge. Nothing I haven’t already covered here on TED, unfortunately, but it’s always nice to see old friends.
First stop: the Harvard Museum of Natural History/Peabody Museum. They did have a new, small but interesting exhibit, “Headgear: The Natural History of Horns and Antlers” (left and center, below) and they seem to be continuing the renovation work begun in the Great Mammal Hall. I peeked behind a drawn curtain to see what the deal was, but was stopped by this guy on the right:
We ended the day at the MIT Museum where, because of our tired feet and the heat of the day, we plunked down on a bench and became entirely engrossed in a video of Alan Alda swimming with a robotic tuna.