Saturday, May 21 – Opening of New England Forests Exhibition


On Saturday, May 21, 2011 the Harvard Museum of Natural History will debut the new Zofnass Family Gallery with the opening of New England Forests, a permanent multi-media exhibition that explores the natural history and ecology of our regional forests, their responses to human activity, and their environmental significance.  Visitors are invited to explore the ecology of woodland caribou, wolves, and other wildlife of New England; learn about lichen cities that cling to rocks; and the circle of life within and around a forest pond from tiny aquatic insects to giant moose.

To complement the exhibition, the museum will offer a fall 2011 series of public lectures and symposia featuring Harvard faculty and other experts.

This new exhibition was made possible by a generous gift from Harvard alumnus Paul Zofnass [AB’69, MBA’73, HLS’73], an avid sailor and outdoorsman, who grew up in Belmont, MA and often visited the public galleries of Harvard’s Museum of Comparative Zoology as a child.  The Harvard Museum of Natural History is located at 26 Oxford Street in Cambridge, and you may visit www.hmnh.harvard.edu, or call 617-495-3045 for hours and more information.