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Harvard Museum of Natural History

26 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA, MA 02138

The museum combines historic exhibits drawn from the University's vast collections with new and changing, multimedia exhibitions such as New England Forests, Mollusks: Shelled Masters of the Marine Realm, Sea Creatures in Glass, and the newly renovated Earth & Planetary Sciences. The museum’s historic Great Mammal Hall displays three huge whale skeletons suspended from the ceiling above bison and a 15-foot tall giraffe. The museum is just a 7-10 minute walk through historic Harvard Yard from the Harvard Square MBTA Red Line ‘T’ station. Open daily, 9 am – 5 pm, 361 days/year. Explore for information on the adjacent parking garage, changing exhibitions, dozens of lectures, events, classes for all ages, year-round.