See the wonders of nature accompanied by manmade masterpieces at Harvard Museum of Natural History. As a Harvard University affiliate, the museum keeps pace with the latest scientific discoveries. It boasts a rich collection of zoological, botanical, and geological artifacts, from fossils and minerals to lifelike animal models. The display of prehistoric animals includes the world's only mounted Kronosaurus. One of the museum's main attractions--the impressively detailed glass models of flowers and invertebrates--was crafted by renowned glass artists Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka. Museum admission includes access to the adjacent Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology. Arrange to visit Harvard Museum of Natural History and other attractions in Cambridge using our Cambridge route planner.
Harvard Museum of Natural History Reviews
Super excellent museum! My family and I had a great time visiting this museum and were impressed with it's exhibits. It was nice to also visit the Harvard campus while we were there. Great fun. more »
I grew up visiting this museum. It was free back then (the fifties). Feels like a step back in time; a real old fashioned museum because it is really old, from the days when animals were collected and... more »
Loved the experience here. Lots of variety and fun things to see. Worth a stop by. The glass flower museum was amazing! Admission is discounted if you are a student which is nice. You can spend a couple of hours here, there is plenty to see. Also there is a neat gift shop that has some unique items you can bring home.
15 a person (10 if you're a student, free if you're a Harvard student and some days free if you are a Mass resident). We spent about 3 hours there and saw everything! Great displays. Loved the paleontology and anthropology. We especially loved the glass flowers and geology displays. Great way to spend time on a rainy day or a hot day.
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