Open as of November 26. Please see our "Know, Show, Go" Covid-19 policies: https://hmsc.harvard.edu/visit

Visit 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 [email protected] 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.

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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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  • Wild Life: A Free Night at the Harvard Museum of Natural History

    Hear Me Out Free In-Person Winter Event Save the date for an evening to enjoy the new work from the...

    Sat, Dec 11, 2021

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