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Harvard Museum of Natural History

Open Hours
Monday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sunday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
About
New exhibit: Swimming with Sharks: A Deep Dive into Shark Biology and Behavior

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. https://hmsc.harvard.edu/visit

The Great Mammal Hall features a giraffe, zebra, sloths, lemurs, and six whales hanging from the ceiling. Recently added permanent exhibits include The Rockefeller BeetlesSea Creatures in Glass EvolutionClimate 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 reservations@hmsc.harvard.edu or call 617-495-2341

Admission:

Admission to the Harvard Museum of Natural History includes the Peabody Museum

Free to Massachusetts residents every Sunday morning (year-round) from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm and on Wednesdays from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm (September through May). Proof of residency required. This offer is not available to commercial groups.

Adults: $15.00
Non-Harvard students with I.D.: $10.00
Seniors (65+): $13.00
Children ages 3–18: $10.00
Children under 3: Free
EBT card holders: Free**
Harvard students: Free**
Massachusetts residents with ID: Free**

**Wed. 3-5 p.m. (September – May), and Sundays (9-noon, year-round). Must have valid proof of residency.

Hours:
9am-5pm Daily.

Closure Days

  • Wednesday, November 22, 2023
  • Thursday, November 23, 2023
  • Friday, December 22, 2023
  • Saturday, December 23, 2023
  • Sunday, December 24, 2023
  • Monday, December 25, 2023
  • Tuesday, December 26, 2023
  • Monday, January 1, 2024

 

Preferred Parking

Events

Summer Science Week: The Ins and Outs of Skeletons

July 15 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
$210 – $235

Summer Science Week: The Ins and Outs of Skeletons

July 16 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
$210 – $235

Summer Science Week: The Ins and Outs of Skeletons

July 17 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
$210 – $235

Summer Science Week: The Ins and Outs of Skeletons

July 18 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
$210 – $235