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Visit the Harvard’s Glass Flowers, find your birthstone gem in the mineral gallery, see large tigers, and view dinosaurs in the palaeontology gallery, including the first triceratops skull ever discovered. The Great Mammal Hall features a giraffe, zebra, sloths, lemurs, and six whales hanging from the ceiling.
Permanent exhibits include The Rockefeller Beetles, Sea Creatures in Glass Evolution, Climate Change, and Marine Life. Just an eight-minute walk from the Harvard Square T Station through Harvard Yard, the museum is the university’s most-visited museum. Visit hmnh.harvard.edu for more information.
Read the new Harvard Museums of Science & Culture “Know, Show, Go,” policies and make an advance reservation here: https://hmsc.harvard.edu/visit Arrange to visit The Harvard Museum of Natural History and other attractions in Cambridge using our Cambridge route planner.
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The Harvard Museum of Natural History reviews
I haven't been to this museum in years and was really excited to have the chance to come back here. This museum is jam-packed with just about everything from dinosaurs to rare rocks and minerals...
I haven't been to this museum in years and was really excited to have the chance to come back here. This museum is jam-packed with just about everything from dinosaurs to rare rocks and minerals... more »
This is a very well curated and carefully presented journey through American history….particularly fascinating for overseas visitors looking for a compelling depiction of the timeline from then to...
This is a very well curated and carefully presented journey through American history….particularly fascinating for overseas visitors looking for a compelling depiction of the timeline from then to... more »
We went to see the Glass Flowers exhibit, which was incredible, but there is so much more to see here as well. Definitely worth an hour or two of your time when you are in the area.
We went to see the Glass Flowers exhibit, which was incredible, but there is so much more to see here as well. Definitely worth an hour or two of your time when you are in the area. more »
Fantastic museum. For $15 you get entry to the natural history and Peabody museums and it is definitely worth it. The natural history museum has an incredible exhibit on gemstones and crystals. I've never seen such a beautiful exhibit. Absolutely stunning. They also have a large collection of glass flowers which are a marvel. The only small complaint is that in both museums, the benches and seats are placed so that you can't see exhibits. This is much worse in Peabody and the natural history museum does have a couple of sit down exhibits. If you are in the Harvard area I would highly recommend a visit. One of the best museums I've ever been to.
Surprisingly good natural history museum. I had been to the big one in New York City a month earlier, and this one holds its own against that giant museum. Great collection of taxidermy animals and insects, an even better collection of minerals (especially meteorites), but the star is the glass plants and flowers. Truly remarkable workmanship and realism. Definitely worth seeing, and it all fits on one large floor. So glad I went.
The Harvard Museum is my second best museum in Boston and Cambridge. In my observation museum of science is first place and next this. I strongly recommend kids and college students must visit this place. Trust me children will learn a lot by visiting this place. The glass collection is mind blowing. I have been to Chrysler museum of art in Norfolk, Virginia. Which has the greatest collection of glass art from various parts of the country. However, in this museum you can see the world's best glass art which was an effort for one father and son for 50 years. There are a few sorry not just a few a plenty of glass art which are beyond our imagination. For biology major students this is a must visit place.
Amaze by how cool this museum is! They have so many samples that you could easily spend the whole day in there. I wish they had a better gift store! The personnel is really polite and friendly, and the building itself is a cool piece of architecture.
Incredible museum! With a vast number of exhibits. Buy your ticket on the spot, not online. One ticket gives you access to all four museums. $ 15 for adults, $10 for kids and free for three-year-olds. Take the camera. You will be surprised! An incredible number of animals! Near the museum with stones. This is a gorgeous place. Parking is worse. Not far from it, there are parking meters along the street, for a maximum of 2 hours. But two hours will not be enough to see all the museums so you can find parking elsewhere.
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