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Includes general admission to both the Harvard Museum of Natural History and the Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology.

Harvard Museum of Natural History tickets

Gate Prices Adult $12.00
Child (3-12) $8.00

Here, you'll find three museums in one: Comparative Zoology, the Herbaria and the Mineralogical and Geological Museums — with everything from a 1,600-pound amethyst geode to a fossil of a 15 ft. giant sloth. Harvard's most-visited attraction!

Explore 12,000 natural specimens from around the world, including dinosaurs, whale skeletons of epic proportions, and the tiniest insects imaginable! Behold one of the first Triceratops ever discovered and see the world's only mounted Kronosaurus, a 42 ft-long prehistoric marine reptile. Touch meteorites from outer space and be dazzled by thousands of minerals and gems, including a whopping 1,642-lb amethyst geode. The Harvard Natural History Museum is a veritable treasure trove of learning and exploration, and located at the campus of one of the most prestigious universities in the world, this is the place to come for a little enlightenment on your trip!

Here’s a look at the permanent exhibits at HMNH:

  • New England Forests: Explore the world of woodland beaver, bear, moose, and dozens of other wildlife.
  • Marine Life in the Putnam Family Gallery: Immerse yourself in this new marine diorama of life in local waters. See hundreds of fish, mollusks from around the world.
  • Africa Gallery: See impressive mounted specimens of African wildlife including elephant, hippos, lions, ostrich, gorillas, hyena, as well as a collection of rare animals from Madagascar.
  • Great Mammal Hall: Constructed in 1872, this hall features towering giraffes, antelope, bats, and skeletons of many of the world’s primates and mammals arranged in biologically-fascinating poses.
  • The Glass Flowers: See the world-renowned collection of Blaschka Glass Models of Plants, by the glass artisan Leopold Blaschka and his son Rudolf, as well as tjheir earlier exquisite Sea Creatures in Glass — jellyfish, octopus, anemones and more.

The Harvard Museum of Natural History also boasts an array of special exhibits highlighting diverse perspectives on the natural world. Check out the latest: Islands: Evolving in Isolation where you can see Galapagos tortoises, a komodo dragon, and the extinct, giant, flightless Moa, over 9 feet tall.

HMNH exhibits its cutting-edge research and promotes the power of the museum to change the way visitors see and understand the world around them. More than 240,000 visitors pass through its halls each year, so be sure to take a trip to this museum when you visit Boston for a unique learning experience! Included in one ticket is the connected Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, with towering totem poles, Maya monuments, and the new Arts of War exhibition.

The Go Boston Card is the best choice for maximum savings and flexibility. Your pass includes Harvard Museum of Natural History tickets, plus admission to dozens more top attractions.

Getting In

Please present your Pass to any ticket taker for entry. Includes general admission to both the Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology and the Harvard Museum of Natural History.

Hours

Daily, 9:00 am-5:00 pm

Closings

Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day

Address

26 Oxford Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

Public Transportation

Take Red Line T to Harvard Square. Walk through Harvard Yard, past Science Center, 150 yards down Oxford Street. Harvard Museum of Natural History is the large brick building on right, 6-8 minute walk from Harvard Square.
 

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[3 of 3 customers found this review helpful]

Nice little museum
By Deb Verified Reviewer from Indianapolis on
Pros:
Good for older kidsteens
Cons:
Bit far from downtown
Best Uses:
Good for rainy day
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Harvard Museum of Natural History:

We went to see the university and had a hard time locating the museum. Our teenagers enjoyed it (connects to the Anthroplogy Museum) and it was a nice way to spend a couple hours. Worth it if you are already at Harvard for the day.

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[4 of 4 customers found this review helpful]

Wow, kids loved it!
By Love Boston! Verified Reviewer from Québec city, Canada on
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Harvard Museum of Natural History:

Very interesting Museum. Great for a family or couples activity. A must when using the Boston Card. Great walking on the grounds as well, Harvard is georgous overall.

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[4 of 4 customers found this review helpful]

An excellent specimen collection!
By A touring educator Verified Reviewer from Georgia on
Pros:
Small but packed full, Like visiting Smithsonian, Lots of specimens
Cons:
On second floor, Doesn't flow well,
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Harvard Museum of Natural History:

Took a family of 4. Walked across the campus to find it tucked into a science building. Well worth the effort to go and see it. Found thousands of specimens, some endangered and extinct. Well preserved and identified. organized well, but has lots of turns and twists, easy to miss an aisle of things.

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