Harvard Museum of Natural History

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Facility:Harvard Museum of Natural History
Description:The Harvard Museum of Natural History is the public museum of Harvard University's three natural history institutions: the Harvard University Herbaria, the Museum of Comparative Zoology, and the Mineralogical and Geological Museum. Through exhibitions and an array of educational programs, the Museum presents a historic and interdisciplinary exploration of science and nature.
A D D R E S S
Address 1:26 Oxford St.
Address 2:
City:Cambridge
State/Province:MA
Zip Code:02138
V I S I T I N G   I N F O
Hours:Open Daily 9:00-5:00. Closed New Years, Thanksgving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
Admission:Adults: $9.00; Non-Harvard Students with ID: $7.00; Seniors: $7.00; Children age 3 to 18: $6.00; Current Harvard Students and one guest are free. Children under age 3 are free.
Telephone:(617) 495-3045
Website:Visit Website
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Lis P., Co-op Member
Right up front, I'll say that this field trip would get 5 stars if it weren't for the difficulty of parking in Cambridge... (here's some information to help with that: http://www.hmnh.harvard.edu/plan_your_visit/directions_and_parking.html)

Beyond that~ the Museum of Comparative Zoology is fascinating in a dusty, moth-eaten sort of way. There is a large collection of birds, mammals and aquatic creatures to wander through. It is great for the kids to see the comparative size of all of these animals.

The "Glass Flowers" exhibit in the Harvard University Herbaria is amazing. You won't believe you are looking at anything made of glass! These reproductions are incredibly realistic. (There may be a minimum age restriction on visitors to the glass flowers gallery~ please check in advance if you have youngers with you)

If your family includes any rockhounds, they will find the Mineralogical Museum to be fascinating. My kids enjoyed wandering the aisles, and looking for specific minerals. VERY cool!

I just discovered via the website that admission is free to Massachusetts residents on Wednesdays from 3:00 to 5:00 pm (September through May).

Check it out! :)
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