Harvard Museum of Natural History
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!
- Takes about 1½ hrs
- (617) 495-3045