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Harvard Museum of Natural History

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Visit the Harvard's Glass Flowers, find your birthstone gem in our expansive mineral gallery, see large Tigers, and view dinosaurs in the paleontology gallery, including the first Triceratops skull ever discovered.

The Great Mammal Hall features a giraffe, zebra, sloths, lemurs, and six whales hanging from the ceiling. Recently added permanent exhibits include The Rockefeller Beetles, Sea Creatures in Glass Evolution, Climate Change, and Marine Life. All exhibits draw from Harvard University collections and reflect the most current scientific research.

Just an eight-minute walk from the Harvard Square T Station through Harvard Yard, the Harvard Museum of Natural History is the university's most-visited museum and a popular destination for travelers from around the world. Visit link for information on parking, special exhibitions, free lectures, special events, family days, and museum classes. For group visits, email reservations@hmsc.harvard.edu or call 617-495-2341.

Hours: Open daily 9:00 am-5:00 pm. Closed January 1, Thanksgiving Day, and December 24-25.

Admission: $15 adults, $10 non-Harvard students with I.D., $13 seniors (65+), $10 ages 3-18.

Free admission: Visitors under age 3 and EBT card holders.

Massachusetts residents with I.D. get free entry on Wednesdays, 3:00-5:00 pm and on Sundays, 9:00 am-12:00 pm.

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