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Stored behind the doors of the Harvard Museum of Natural History sits 4.5 billion years’ worth of Earth’s past.
If you are interested in understanding the ground beneath your feet, take a tour of the museum and its neighbor, the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology.
Harvard Museum of Natural History Tickets
Tickets offer admission to both the Harvard Museum of Natural History and the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology. Students should check for special events and discounts on access to the museum. Click on the button below!
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Harvard Museum of Natural History Attractions
Walk with your family and search through the 17 galleries including the New England Forest and Africa galleries. Children and adults alike can benefit from learning about Earth’s history while reading and looking at both permanent and temporary exhibits.
Interested in dinosaurs? Make sure to check out the Natural History Museum’s paleontology gallery where you can see a display of the Kronosaurus and Triceratops. Also, the museum has the skeletons of three huge whales and extinct birds including the Dodo and giant Moa.
Plant lovers can get lost in the Glass Flowers gallery, which has more than 3,000 models of more than 830 plant species. Each display flower or plant is made of flame-worked glass art designed by 19th century glass-workers.