Harvard Museum of Natural History, Cambridge

4.6
#1 of 8 in Museums in Cambridge
See the wonders of nature accompanied by manmade masterpieces at Harvard Museum of Natural History. As a Harvard University affiliate, the museum keeps pace with the latest scientific discoveries. It boasts a rich collection of zoological, botanical, and geological artifacts, from fossils and minerals to lifelike animal models. The display of prehistoric animals includes the world's only mounted Kronosaurus. One of the museum's main attractions--the impressively detailed glass models of flowers and invertebrates--was crafted by renowned glass artists Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka. Museum admission includes access to the adjacent Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology. Arrange to visit Harvard Museum of Natural History and other attractions in Cambridge using our Cambridge route planner.
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  • Super excellent museum! My family and I had a great time visiting this museum and were impressed with it's exhibits. It was nice to also visit the Harvard campus while we were there. Great fun.  more »
  • I grew up visiting this museum. It was free back then (the fifties). Feels like a step back in time; a real old fashioned museum because it is really old, from the days when animals were collected and...  more »
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  • An amazing adventure for adults and kids. World-class taxidermy. Awesome mineral collection. Incredible fossils. Informative rotating exhibits. Friendly and helpful staff. It's easy to forget that the glass flowers are made out of glass. I've been there 10 or more times and still don't feel like I've seen everything.
  • I loved it! There's so much to see. Me and my kids agree this was more enjoyable than the Boston Museum of science. It's compact so we got to see a lot without walking a marathon. The dinosaurs were stunning too!
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