Harvard Museum of Natural History

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26 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

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The most visited museum on the historic Harvard University campus, the Harvard Museum of Natural History displays some 12,000 specimens, including dinosaurs, rare minerals, hundreds of mammals, birds, and Harvard's world famous Blaschka 'Glass Flowers'. Don't miss seeing these 3,000 amazingly realistic models of plants, fruits and flowers hand-crafted by father-son glass artists Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka from 1886-1936. You won't believe they're not real. The museum combines historic exhibits drawn from the University's vast collections with new and changing, multimedia exhibitions such as New England Forests, Thoreau's Maine Woods, and Sea Creatures in Glass. Just a 7-10 minute walk through Harvard Yard from the Harvard Square MBTA Red Line 'T' station. Open daily, 9 am - 5 pm, 361 days/year. Explore www.hmnh.harvard.edu for changing exhibitions, dozens of lectures, info on parking, directions, group rates and evening function rentals.

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  • Glass Flowers at Harvard Museum of Natural History

    The Glass Flowers gallery is closed for extensive model and case restoration, space renovation, and the installation of state-of-the-art lighting...

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    Sat, May 21, 2016 - Wed, Jan 1, 2020

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  • Next of Kin: Seeing Extinction through the Artist's Lens

    We live in a time when an alarming array of plants and animals struggle to even exist in a world...

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    Wed, Feb 22 - Fri, Jun 23, 2017

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  • All the World Is Here: Harvard's Peabody Museum and the Invention of American Anthropology

    To mark the 150th anniversary of its founding, the Peabody Museum is featuring a major new exhibition: All the World...

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    Sat, Apr 22 - Thu, Aug 31, 2017

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  • Bees!

    What's the buzz at the Harvard Museum of Natural History? It's all about BEES! After a long winter nap, our...

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    Fri, Apr 28 - Wed, Nov 1, 2017

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  • Summer Solstice Celebration 2017: Night at the Harvard Museums of Science & Culture

    Free Public Special Event Kick off summer at the Harvard Museums of Science & Culture's annual Summer Solstice celebration. Enjoy...

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    Tue, Jun 20, 2017

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