The Harvard Museum of Natural History, Cambridge

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Visit the Harvard’s Glass Flowers, find your birthstone gem in the mineral gallery, see large tigers, and view dinosaurs in the palaeontology 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.

Permanent exhibits include The Rockefeller Beetles, Sea Creatures in Glass Evolution, Climate Change, and Marine Life. Just an eight-minute walk from the Harvard Square T Station through Harvard Yard, the museum is the university’s most-visited museum. Visit hmnh.harvard.edu for more information. Arrange to visit The Harvard Museum of Natural History and other attractions in Cambridge using our Cambridge route planner.
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  • I visited before Covid and had such a great time. The museum isn't huge, but there is a lot to see. When we went there were even staff members doing demonstrations and holding some animals. Whenever.....  more »
  • Do not miss the glass flower exhibit, or Nabakov's butterfly collection. Good natural history exhibits. On a nice area of Harvard's campus.  more »
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  • Excellent Museum. The exhibits were pristine, beautiful, and well detailed. I'd recommend this to children and adults of all backgrounds. I'm studying biology at the moment, and was really fascinated with a lot that they had to offer. Kids will love this as well, as there's plenty of visuals and exciting things to see.
  • 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.

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