Harvard Museum of Natural History

Nominated for: BEST Museum

Harvard Museum of Natural History 26 Oxford St Cambridge MA (617) 495-3045

Harvard’s most visited museum, the Harvard Museum of Natural History displays some 12,000 specimens, including dinosaurs, rare minerals, hundreds of mammals, birds, and Harvard’s world famous Blaschka ‘Glass Flowers’. The HMNH combines historic exhibits drawn from the University's vast collections with new and changing, multimedia exhibitions
The museum is on the Harvard University campus, just a short, 7-10 minute walk through historic Harvard Yard from the Harvard Square MBTA Red Line ‘T’ station. Explore www.hmnh.harvard.edu for changing exhibitions, dozens of lectures, events, classes for all ages, year-round.

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19 Tips from Voters

Johanna G. on July 2, 2013

Try the scavenger to keep the kiddos busy. They love it.

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Erin M. on June 11, 2013

Glass flowers! Shiny rocks! Bugs! What's not to love?

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Sue B. on June 28, 2012

Small but, packed with AMAZING displays. Loved the Minerals room, and the Animals room.

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Johanna G. on June 14, 2012

Love this place! Try the scavenger hunt!

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Leo W. on July 14, 2011

Always changing, always exciting

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Sarah R. on July 13, 2011

I loved this museum as a kid, and I still love it today!

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John B. on July 10, 2011

Cool and creepy at the same time.

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Mary blue M. on July 9, 2011

I loved the New England Forests exhibition, just opened.

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Max E. on July 8, 2011

Be a member. They really appreciate it.

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James H. on July 8, 2011

A museum of museums.

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