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 for information on parking, special exhibitions, free lectures, special events, family days, and museum classes. For group visits, email 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


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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  • Free Virtual Panel Discussion- Diving with a Purpose: A Fifteen-Year Odyssey

    Diving with a Purpose is an organization dedicated to the documentation and protection of African slave-trade shipwrecks and the maritime...

    Thu, Oct 22, 2020

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  • National Fossil Day

    Celebrate National Fossil Day--a celebration organized by the National Park Service--by taking a closer look at museum fossils with Harvard...

    Thu, Oct 22, 2020

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