Harvard Museum of Natural History

26 Oxford Street,Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138 - United States

Museum Day Hours: 9:00 a.m. ‐ 5:00 p.m. (EST)

617-495-3045

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Harvard’s world famous ‘Glass Flowers’, dinosaurs, meteorites, minerals, and hundreds of animals.

One of the four Harvard Museums of Science & Culture, this museum displays some 11,000 specimens drawn from Harvard’s vast collections, including the Blaschka Glass Flowers, Sea Creatures in Glass, huge whale skeletons, hundreds of mammals, birds, and the world’s only mounted skeleton of the 42 ft.-long Kronosaurus. Explore a timeline of Earth’s history, and see 3,000 rare minerals and gemstones. New and changing multi-media exhibitions, Marine Life, New England Forests, showcase cutting-edge research. Fun for all ages, the museums are an easy walk across the historic campus from Harvard Square.

Exhibits

Among the special exhibits on view, see the new David Rockefeller Beetle collection exhibit, the fascinating lives of earth's first inhabitants in Microbial Life, and the alien universe of the deep sea and its creatures glowing under black lights.

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