Explore 12,000 specimens drawn from Harvard’s vast research collections at the University's most visited museum -- dinosaurs, meteorites, rare minerals, and hundreds of prehistoric and current-day animals from around the globe. Get close to the world’s only mounted Kronosaurus, a 42 ft-long marine reptile; one of the first Triceratops ever discovered; a 1,642 lb. amethyst geode; 3 whale skeletons. Don’t miss the world famous exhibit of 3,000 ‘Glass Flowers’, amazingly realistic models of plants, fruits and flowers created by father-son glass artists Leopold and Rudolph Blaschka from 1886-1936. Check out the latest permanent exhibition, New England Forests, the perfect prelude to any fall foliage trip. This dramatic multimedia gallery allows visitors to explore the world of dozens of regional animals and birds; and glimpse the circle of life within and around a forest pond from tiny tadpoles to giant moose.
The museum is on the Harvard University campus, just a short, 7-10 minute walk through historic Harvard Yard from the Harvard Square MBTA Red Line ‘T’ station.
Open daily: 9 am – 5 pm, 361 days/year.
for changing exhibitions, dozens of lectures, events, classes for all ages, year-round.
Admission $12 adults; $10 seniors/students; $8 age 3-18.