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 Legacy of Penobscot Canoes: A View from the River

    Native American birch bark canoes have often been described as the one of the greatest inventions in human history and...

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    Sat, Apr 12, 2014 - Sat, Sep 30, 2017

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  • Marine Life in the Putnam Family Gallery

    The centerpiece of the new Marine Life exhibition--a floor-to-ceiling recreation of life in New England's coastal waters--will immerse visitors in...

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    Sat, Nov 21, 2015 - Fri, Nov 25, 2016

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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 - Sun, May 21, 2017

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  • I Am the People (Je suis le peuple)

    Directed by Anna Roussillon, a French filmmaker raised in Cairo, I Am the People (2014) portrays a rural Egyptian community's response...

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    Mon, Oct 24, 2016

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