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Harvard Museum of Natural History


Temporarily Closed

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.

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.

Nature as Artist
A new virtual tour from the Harvard Museum of Natural History!


The Harvard Museums of Science & Culture Celebrates the History of Women in the Museum of Comparative Zoology with the Online Exhibit “Women of the Museum, 1860–1920″
Guest Curator Reed Gochberg Pays Homage to the Unsung Women of the MCZ
Take the virtual tour.

HMSC Connects!


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

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.


9am-5pm Daily. Closed on January 1, Thanksgiving Day, and December 24–25.

Preferred Parking