Massachusetts
Profile Type: Cultural Nonprofit
Cultural Nonprofit
Venue
HARVARD MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY

With a mission to enhance public understanding and appreciation of the natural world, the Harvard Museum of Natural History presents to the public Harvard’s natural history collections and research of scientists across the University. Its historic displays include the world-famous Blaschka "Glass Flowers"; an extensive collection of minerals and meteorites; fossil, taxidermied, and jarred specimens. New and changing exhibitions highlight current science and address contemporary issues including climate change and new insights in evolutionary biology. The museum offers a wide array of lectures, classes, and programs for learners of all ages from school children to adults. 220,000 annual visitors make the Harvard Museum of Natural History the University's most visited museum.
Open 361 days/year. 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Admission $12 adults; $10 seniors and college students; $8 age 3-18; under 3, free; Harvard Museums of Science & Culture members and current Harvard ID holders free. Group rate discounts offered.

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  • Partner museum in the Harvard Museums of Science & Culture consortium. The same admission admits visitors to both museums.

  • Partner research museum in the Harvard Museums of Science & Culture consortium. The Harvard Museum of Natural History is the public face of the University's Museum of Comparative Zoology, and displays for the public several thousand specimens in public exhibitions, drawn from the research museum's 'behind the scenes' collections numbering more than 21 million natural history specimens.

  • A partner museum in the Harvard Museums of Science & Culture

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Contact Information

First Name: 
Blue
Job Title/Position: 
Director of Communications
Fax: 
617-496-8206
Mailing Address: 
Harvard Museums of Science & Culture
26 Oxford Street
CAMBRIDGE, MA 02138
Physical Address: 
26 Oxford Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
Last Name: 
Magruder
Phone: 
617-495-3045
Parent Organization/Affiliation: 
Harvard University

About

Profile Type: 
Cultural Nonprofit
Primary Discipline: 
Humanities - General
Additional Disciplines: 
Humanities - Science
Visual/Crafts - Glass
Year Founded: 
1859
Populations Served: 
Adults
Elders
Families
General Public
People with Disabilities
School Groups
Institution/Business Type: 
Museums - Other
Activities and Services: 
Exhibitions
Venue Rental

Affiliations and Accomplishments

Professional Associations: 
Association of Science & Technology Centers ASTC

Venue Available for Rent/Use

Venue Name: 
Harvard Museum of Natural History
Venue Type: 
Gallery / Museum
Venue Address: 
26 Oxford Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
Venue Phone: 
617-495-3045
Venue Capacity: 
400
Venue Fee Range Minimum: 
$1,500
Venue Fee Range Maximum: 
$3,500
Additional Comments: 
The museum is mostly available for receptions, but has accommodated small music events, or occasional artist installations related to the exhibitions.