Visit the Harvard's Glass Flowers, find your birthstone gem in our expansive mineral gallery, see large Tigers, and view dinosaurs in the paleontology 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. Recently added permanent exhibits include The Rockefeller Beetles, Sea Creatures in Glass Evolution, Climate Change, and Marine Life. All exhibits draw from Harvard University collections and reflect the most current scientific research.

Just an eight-minute walk from the Harvard Square T Station through Harvard Yard, the Harvard Museum of Natural History is the university's most-visited museum and a popular destination for travelers from around the world. Visit hmnh.harvard.edu for information on parking, special exhibitions, free lectures, special events, family days, and museum classes. For group visits, email reservations@hmsc.harvard.edu or call 617-495-2341.

Hours: Open daily 9:00 am-5:00 pm. Closed January 1, Thanksgiving Day, and December 24-25.

Admission: $15 adults, $10 non-Harvard students with I.D., $13 seniors (65+), $10 ages 3-18.

Free admission: Visitors under age 3 and EBT card holders.

Massachusetts residents with I.D. get free entry on Wednesdays, 3:00-5:00 pm and on Sundays, 9:00 am-12:00 pm.

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Harvard Museum of Natural History

617-495-3045

26 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

Upcoming Events

  • Climate Change

    New exhibition experience: Ongoing and open Monday-Sunday, 9:00am-5:00pm The Harvard Museum of Natural History has just opened an important...

    Fri, Jan 18, 2019 - Tue, Dec 31, 2024

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  • Let's Botanize! Live Video Screening and Q&A

    In their Instagram series, Let's Botanize, Harvard doctoral candidates Ben Goulet-Scott and Jacob Suissa share their passion for plants and...

    Wed, Apr 21, 2021

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  • Earth Week: Feeding the Globe Sustainably in the Twenty-First Century

    Jerry Glover, National Geographic Society Explorer While farming is fundamental to human existence, its practice poses the greatest threat to...

    Thu, Apr 22, 2021

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  • Earth Week: Ecology and Spirituality: A Roundtable with Harvard Divinity School Students

    This informal roundtable features four Harvard Divinity School graduate students coming together to speak about the intersection of ecology and...

    Fri, Apr 23, 2021

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  • Free Virtual Lecture- What Spiders Have to Say

    Consider the spider: eight legs, eight eyes, and a brain the size of a poppy seed. These are some of...

    Wed, Apr 28, 2021

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