Harvard Museum of Natural History

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

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!

Hours

Daily, 9:00 am-5:00 pm

Closings

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

Getting In

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

Address

26 Oxford Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
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Public Transportation

Take the T: Red Line 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.