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Harvard Museum of Natural History

26 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA, MA 02138
(617) 495-3045

The museum combines historic exhibits drawn from the University's vast collections with new and changing, multimedia exhibitions such as New England Forests, Harvard’s famed Blaschka Glass Flowers and Sea Creatures in Glass, and the new Marine Life in the Putnam Family Galler. The museum’s historic Great Mammal Hall displays three huge whale skeletons suspended from the ceiling above bison and a 15-foot tall giraffe. Explore a timeline of our planet's history, as well as some 3,000 rare minerals and gemstones in the Earth & Planetary Sciences gallery. 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, public lectures, family events, classes for all ages.