Harvard Museum of Natural History
Sparking curiosity and a spirit of discovery
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. Check out the incredible Great Mammal Hall with huge sperm, right, adn fin whale skeletons, and the incredible Marine Life exhibit with lighting effects that mimic ocean movement. 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.
Glass Flowers at Harvard Museum of Natural History
The Glass Flowers gallery is reopened after major renovation, including the installation of state-of-the-art lighting and display features. One of...
Tue, Jun 6, 2017 - Tue, Feb 1, 2022
Lily Simonson: Painting the Deep
Glowing under black lights, California artist Lily Simonson's luminescent paintings embody a synergy between art and science that reveals new...
Sat, Jun 30, 2018 - Thu, May 30, 2019
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Fri, Jan 18, 2019 - Tue, Dec 31, 2024
Evolution Matters: David Quammen and Carl Zimmer
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Thu, Feb 28, 2019
Making the Earth and Moon
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Tue, Mar 5, 2019
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