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Harvard Museum of Natural History


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26 Oxford St.
Cambridge, MA 02138
United States

(??.? miles from you)


Harvard Museum of Natural History


(??.? miles from you)

26 Oxford St.
Cambridge, MA 02138
United States


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Why You Should Go...

The university's most-visited museum displays approximately 11,000 specimens in new, multi-media interactive exhibits. Explore dinosaurs, rare gems and minerals, hundreds of mammals, birds, and Harvard’s wor

One of the four Harvard Museums of Science & Culture, the museum's new and changing exhibitions, including New England Wildlife and Marine Life, are fun for both adults and families alike. Admission includes the adjacent Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, where visitors may explore the 10,000-year cultural history of six continents in one of the world's most important anthropology museums.

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Why You Should Go...

The university's most-visited museum displays approximately 11,000 specimens in new, multi-media interactive exhibits. Explore dinosaurs, rare gems and minerals, hundreds of mammals, birds, and Harvard’s world-famous Blaschka "Glass Flowers", hundreds of glass botanical models, hand-crafted from 1886-1936 and so lifelike that many visitors would swear they were real.   

One of the four Harvard Museums of Science & Culture, the museum's new and changing exhibitions, including New England Wildlife and Marine Life, are fun for both adults and families alike. Admission includes the adjacent Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, where visitors may explore the 10,000-year cultural history of six continents in one of the world's most important anthropology museums.

What You Should Know...

Open: Year-Round

Hours: 9:00am - 5:00pm, Daily

Cost: Less than $25

Payment: Cash, Travelers Check, MC, Visa, AMEX

Discounts: Children, Seniors, Students, Groups, AAA Members, Military

Access: Wheelchair, Public Transportation, Service Animals

Parking: Paid On-site, Street, Bus, Bicycle

Available: Self-Guided Tour, Kids Activities, Family Restroom, Changing Station, Wheelchairs, Wi-fi, Gift Shop

Extra Fun...

Insider Info

The museum offers numerous lectures by professor and authors throughout the year, free and open to the public. Check website for details. 

Check the website for information on pre-reserving parking in the adjacent University garage. The museum is just a 7-8 minute walk across the historic Harvard campus from Harvard Square on the Red Line T.  Street parking meters take quarters (4 per hour)

Fun Facts

The museum displays the world's only mounted skeleton of the Kronosaurus, a 42-foot-long marine reptile and fierce ocean predator in the time of the dinosaurs. 

The connected Peabody Museum's Digging Veritas exhibit tells the story of the early history of colonial Harvard, founded in 1636, and its little-known Indian College.

Be sure to visit the nearby Harvard Semitic Museum with Egyptian mummies and Mesopotamian monuments as well as Harvard's famed Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments.

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Why You Should Go...

The university's most-visited museum displays approximately 11,000 specimens in new, multi-media interactive exhibits. Explore dinosaurs, rare gems and minerals, hundreds of mammals, birds, and Harvard’s world-famous Blaschka "Glass Flowers", hundreds of glass botanical models, hand-crafted from 1886-1936 and so lifelike that many visitors would swear they were real.   

One of the four Harvard Museums of Science & Culture, the museum's new and changing exhibitions, including New England Wildlife and Marine Life, are fun for both adults and families alike. Admission includes the adjacent Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, where visitors may explore the 10,000-year cultural history of six continents in one of the world's most important anthropology museums.

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What You Should Know...

Open: Year-Round

Hours: 9:00am - 5:00pm, Daily

Cost: Less than $25

Payment: Cash, Travelers Check, MC, Visa, AMEX

Discounts: Children, Seniors, Students, Groups, AAA Members, Military

Access: Wheelchair, Public Transportation, Service Animals

Parking: Paid On-site, Street, Bus, Bicycle

Available: Self-Guided Tour, Kids Activities, Family Restroom, Changing Station, Wheelchairs, Wi-fi, Gift Shop

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    Fantastic Beasts Scavenger Hunt
    Revel in a holiday season bursting with the magic of J.K. Rowling's world by embarking on a search for magical creatures. Dress up as a character from the wizarding world and climb a 150-year-old staircase, explore a maze of hallways and hidden rooms, peek around corners and into shadows to discover the real creatures and stories behind these fantastic beasts. Find all of the creatures to win a small prize.

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Insider Info

The museum offers numerous lectures by professor and authors throughout the year, free and open to the public. Check website for details. 

Check the website for information on pre-reserving parking in the adjacent University garage. The museum is just a 7-8 minute walk across the historic Harvard campus from Harvard Square on the Red Line T.  Street parking meters take quarters (4 per hour)

Fun Facts

The museum displays the world's only mounted skeleton of the Kronosaurus, a 42-foot-long marine reptile and fierce ocean predator in the time of the dinosaurs. 

The connected Peabody Museum's Digging Veritas exhibit tells the story of the early history of colonial Harvard, founded in 1636, and its little-known Indian College.

Be sure to visit the nearby Harvard Semitic Museum with Egyptian mummies and Mesopotamian monuments as well as Harvard's famed Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments.

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Discounts for MA Residents

The museum is free for Massachusetts residents on Wednesday afternoons from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM during the academic year, September through May.

The museum is free for Massachusetts resid...

The museum is free for Massachusetts residents on Wednesday afternoons from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM during the academic year, September through May.

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