Harvard Museum of Natural History

Harvard Museum of Natural History

Photo by Katte Belletje

26 Oxford Street
617-495-3045

Harvard University’s most visited museum, the Harvard Museum of Natural History, displays some 12,000 specimens, including dinosaur models, rare minerals, hundreds of mammals and birds, and Harvard’s world famous Blaschka Glass Flowers exhibit.

The museum combines historic exhibits created from the university’s vast collections with modern and dynamic multimedia exhibitions like New England Forests and Language of Color.

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The Harvard Museum of Natural History also houses Harvard’s Mineralogical Museum. The Mineralogical Museum has public galleries located on the third floor of the Natural History Museum that display one of the world’s finest mineral collections.

Visitors explore the Mineralogical Museum because of its broad range of minerals and gemstones that are beautifully and systematically organized throughout the galleries.

Video tour of the Harvard Museum of Natural History

Harvard Museum of Natural History Directions

Harvard Museum of Natural History

Photo by Don Rogers

Harvard’s Natural History Museum is just a short 10 minute walk through the historic Harvard Yard from the Harvard Square MBTA Red Line T station.

Hours

Open daily, 9 am – 5 pm 361 days/year and handicap accessible, the museum costs $12 for adults, $10 for students and seniors, and $8 for children ages 3-18.

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