Harvard Museum of Natural History
26 Oxford Street
Website: Harvard Museum of Natural History
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.
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.
Harvard’s Natural History Museum is just a short ten minute walk through the historic Harvard Yard from the Harvard Square MBTA Red Line T station. 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. Explore their website for changing exhibitions and dozens of lectures, events, and classes for all ages. For more Cambridge museums, click here!