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Harvard Museum of Natural History

Explore dinosaurs, meteorites, 500 plus mammals, 1,000 birds, including huge whale skeletons and a 42 foot prehistoric Kronosaurus at the University's most visited museum.  Don't miss the famed Blaschka “Glass Flowers” — the collection boasts 3,000 incredibly life-like handcrafted models of flowering plants — and the two-story Great Mammal Hall.  New exhibits include Language of Color, New England Forests, and Mollusks: Shelled Masters of the Marine Realm.

The University's most visited museum, 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’.  The museum combines historic exhibits drawn from the University's vast collections with new and changing, multimedia exhibitions such as New England Forests and Language of Color.

Free Admission

Current Harvard I.D. holders and one guest are admitted free. Free to Massachusetts residents every Sunday morning (year-round) from 9:00 am to noon and on Wednesdays from 3:00 to 5:00 pm (September through May) excluding commercial groups. Please be prepared to present proof of residency.

Tel: (617) 495-3045

Hours of Operation

9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Closed on:
• New Year's Day
• Thanksgiving Day
• Christmas Eve
• Christmas Day

Admission

Adults: $12.00,
Non-Harvard Students with I.D.: $10.00,
Seniors (65+): $10.00,
Children ages 3–18: $8.00,
Free for members.

Upcoming Free Days

Conditional free or discount day(s)

Free to Massachusetts residents every Sunday morning (year-round) from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. Proof of residency required.

  • June 2017: 04, 11, 18, 25
  • July 2017: 02, 09, 16, 23, 30
  • August 2017: 06, 13, 20, 27
  • September 2017: 03, 10, 17, 24
Conditional free or discount day(s)

Free to Massachusetts residents every Wednesdays from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm (September through May). Proof of residency required.

  • September 2017: 06, 13, 20, 27