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We’ll Be There: Strandbeests Walk Around City Hall Plaza, Boston, MA

The Strandbeests are coming! What are “Strandbeests” exactly? Created by Dutch artist, Theo Jansen, these lightweight PVC tube skeletons are wind-propelled to look like giant walking animals. Today’s event is just a taste of what the Peabody Essex Museum’s exhibit will display.

We’ll be Periscoping the event today at City Hall Plaza around 1:00 PM EST so make sure you’re following us on Twitter @smartertravel and Periscope @smartertravel to tune in!

If you’re in the area and interested in catching these beasts in action, here is the schedule:

– Friday, August 28, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., at City Hall Plaza

– Friday, August 28, 4:30-7 p.m. at the Rose Kennedy Greenway at Dewey Square

– Thursday, September 10, 3-7 p.m. at MIT Media Lab in Cambridge (a panel discussion with Jansen, PEM curator Trevor Smith, and MIT associate professor Neri Oxman will take place from 3 to 5 p.m., after which the strandbeests will walk around the plaza outside).

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