Harvard Museum of Natural History
26 Oxford Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
The world famous ‘Glass Flowers’, dinosaurs, meteorites, minerals, hundreds of animals – don’t miss the University’s most visited museum.
The mission of the Harvard Museum of Natural History is to enhance public understanding and appreciation of the natural world and the human place in it.
More than 200,000 annual visitors make it the University's most visited museum.
On display are over 12,000 specimens, including Harvard's Blaschka "Glass Flowers", dinosaurs, meteorites and hundreds of animals, including three whale skeletons, and the world’s only mounted skeleton of the Kronosaurus, a 42 ft long marine reptile.
Explore the museum's website for new and changing exhibitions such as New England Forests, Language of Color, and Fishes, as well as a wide array of lectures and programs for learners of all ages.
Today's museum reflects both the history of Harvard science and a 21st-century approach to presenting cutting-edge research, addressing contemporary issues, and offering creative educational experience in a unique, intimate setting.
A 7-8 minute walk from Harvard Square. Cross historic Harvard Yard to Harvard Science Center. Museum is 100 yards further north on Oxford St. in big brick building on right with large lawn in front. See detailed directions on our website.
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9 am to 5 pm daily, 361 days/year.
Closed Thanksgiving, Dec. 24, 25, & New Year’s Day.
$10 seniors 65+ and students with ID
$8 age 3-18
Free under 3 and to Harvard photo ID holders and one guest
Free to Massachusetts residents Sunday mornings 9 am to noon and Wednesdays 3-5 pm (Sept-May) excluding commercial groups
Red Line T station to Harvard Square.