This expansive collection of this popular museum located on the grounds of Harvard University comes from the school’s major research museums. Galleries and exhibition halls are filled with artifacts and specimens drawn from the herbaria, Museum of Comparative Zoology and the Harvard Mineralogical Museum.
Travelers will find fossils and dinosaurs natural history museums are known for, as well as glass models of plants and meteorite displays. New exhibitions typically showcase research being done at the university and an expansive hands-on educational program means families and travelers with small children will find plenty to keep little hands occupied and entertained on a visit here.
The museum is located at 26 Oxford Street, just north of Kirkland Street, across from the Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments. It is accessible using the Red Line subway to Harvard Square or the Fitchburg bus to Porter Square. The museum is open daily from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. and admission is $12 for adults and $8 for children. Because it is connected to the Peabody Museum, one admission price grants access to both collections.