Explorer students visited the Harvard Museum of Natural History in November. The primary purpose was to visit the Human Origins Lab and learn about our early human ancestors and relatives. Students had an opportunity to examine replica skulls and replicas of other hominid fossils. One example being the hip bone Lucy of one of the most famous fossil finds in paleoanthropology. Students also had the opportunity to measure the brain capacity of different human ancestors and examine tools used by these ancestors. They also had a chance to tour the rest of the museum seeing exhibits from the Great Mammal Hall; to the Earth and Planetary Sciences room with its displays of minerals and gemstones; to the exhibit of Arthropods, where you can see some of the biggest and creepiest "bugs" in the world.

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