Harvard Museum of Natural History

The Harvard Museum of Natural History tops the list of attractions during your Boston Travel. The museum attracts over 175,000 people every year and 33,000 of them are children.

Housed within the Harvard University Campus, this museum mirrors 3 other museums in the region C The Harvard University Herbaria, The Mineralogical and Geological Museum and the Museum of Comparative Zoology. The permanent galleries, temporary exhibits, and the historical collections together at the museum make it the primary attraction for those visiting Harvard.

Several amazing exhibits of beholding beauty await your arrival at the museum. These include gemstones, meteorites, dinosaurs and a slew of the current day and prehistoric animals from around the world. Watch in awe at the world’s only mounted Kronosaurus, a 42 ft-long marine reptile; one of the first Triceratops ever discovered; a 1,642 lb. amethyst geode and 3 whale skeletons.

An array of 3,000 glass flowers all created by a father-son duo over a 50-year time span between 1886 and 1936 cannot be found elsewhere. These models of fruits, plants and flowers are so amazingly real that you would find it difficult to believe that the deft fingers of mankind created them instead of Mother Nature.

Plan your visit to the Museum

There are several other exhibits that are rare and awe-inspiring. Visiting the museum’s website before drawing up your travel to Boston itinerary would work to your advantage by gaining more intimate knowledge of the vast repository of exhibits you are about to see. The museum specifically encourages learners and you will have the opportunity of digging deeper and looking closer when you are there.

The museum is open every day from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm except for certain National holidays. By visiting the official website of the museum, you can obtain detailed information on the fee structure, concessions, and free access terms.

Families visiting the museum with kids should factor in plenty of time because the museum offers so much for the kids in particular. The museum website has specific pages particularly devoted to kids and families.

Page Dedicated to Family & Kids Trip


Event Calendar for Family & Kids Trip


Harvard Museum of Natural History Address
26 Oxford Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

Tel: (617) 495-3045
Email: hmnh@oeb.harvard.edu

Harvard Museum of Natural History Hours: Open daily: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Closed on:
– New Year’s Day
– Thanksgiving Day
– Christmas Eve
– Christmas Day

Ticket Information for Harvard Museum of Natural History:
Adults: $9.00
Non-Harvard Students with I.D.: $7.00
Seniors (65+): $7.00
Children ages 3-18: $6.00
Members: Free

Website: http://www.hmnh.harvard.edu