This tiny Indiana town was once the center of the American scientific community. It was from here that early and significant surveys of North American flora, fauna and geology were conducted; one of the famous Owen brothers went on to found the Smithsonian Institution. During this one-of-a-kind tour of New Harmony, you’ll meet geologists, archaeologists and historians helping to tell this story today, as well as see some of the original specimens and maps collected and created more than 150 years ago. We’ll make stops at the Working Men’s Institute, the Harmonist Cemetery and walk out to the Wabash riverbed to spot fossils before quaffing our thirst with a beer brewed from an 1823 New Harmony recipe.
Please note this QL Field Trip begins at 1:00 pm Central time.
About Quantum Leap Field Trips
QL Field Trips take Hoosiers inside fascinating sites of discovery, problem-solving and innovation. These indelible adult field trips, co-led by scientists and humanities scholars, combine tours with short literary readings in order to help us think, read and talk about how new frontiers of scientific inquiry reshape our understanding of what it means to be human. Each field trip concludes with snacks, drinks and discussion. These experiences have been designed for adults 21 and over. Ticket price includes admission to the facility, snacks and drinks—and lots of great insight, discussion and fun!