Harvard Museum of Natural History

Explore the sights and sounds of New England Forests

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 reopened after major renovation, including the installation of state-of-the-art lighting and display features. One of...

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    Tue, Jun 6, 2017 - Tue, Feb 1, 2022

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  • Rotten Apples: Botanical Models of Diversity and Disease

    Carried to our shores by the earliest European colonists and first planted in Boston in 1625, the apple, Malus pumilla, is...

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    Sat, Sep 23, 2017 - Thu, Aug 30, 2018

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  • Microbial Life: A Universe at the Edge of Sight

    Thriving all around, and even within us, is a minute universe of astonishing and diverse lifeforms so small, they cannot...

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    Sat, Feb 17 - Mon, Dec 31, 2018

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  • How Mushrooms Changed the World

    Fungi receive little attention in mainstream media, but these organisms have an enormous impact on ecosystems and on the production...

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    Tue, Mar 27, 2018

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