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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  • The Glass Flowers at Harvard Museum of Natural History

    The Ware Collection of Glass Models of Plants -- "The Glass Flowers" 3,000 amazingly realistic models of plants, flowers...

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    Tue, Dec 15, 2009 - Thu, Dec 31, 2015

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  • New England Forests Exhibition at the Harvard Museum of Natural History

    On Saturday, May 21, 2011 the Harvard Museum of Natural History opened the new Zofnass Family Gallery with the inaugural exhibition, New...

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    Sat, May 21, 2011 - Fri, Jun 5, 2015

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  • Renovated Fishes Exhibition Reopens June 2 at Harvard Museum of Natural History

    The historic Fishes Exhibition at the Harvard Museum of Natural History in Cambridge reopens to the public on June 2, 2012 after...

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    Sat, Jun 2, 2012 - Wed, Sep 30, 2015

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  • New England Forests Exhibit

    A multi-media exhibition that explores the natural history and ecology of our regional forests, their responses to human activity, and...

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    Thu, Nov 8, 2012 - Fri, Jan 1, 2016

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  • Harvard's Glass Flowers

    3,000 amazingly realistic glass models of plants, flowers and fruits, painstakingly handcrafted from 1886 to 1936 by German glass artists, father and son...

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    Thu, Nov 8, 2012 - Fri, Jan 1, 2016

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