Harvard Museum of Natural History

2 hours

Open Tour

Exhibits at the museum
The Harvard Museum of Natural History
Exhibits at the museum
Exhibits at the museum
Exhibits at the museum

Experience description

Plan a self-guided visit to the Harvard Museum of Natural History, located on the Harvard University Campus in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and admire the museum’s extensive collection of fossils and glass flowers. 

The museum opened in 1998 and draws together exhibits ...
Plan a self-guided visit to the Harvard Museum of Natural History, located on the Harvard University Campus in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and admire the museum’s extensive collection of fossils and glass flowers. 

The museum opened in 1998 and draws together exhibits and research from the Museum of Comparative Zoology, the Harvard Mineralogical and Geological Museum and the Harvard University Herbaria. It contains the world’s only mounted Kronosaurus skeleton, which is an ancient marine reptile from the early Cretaceous period that measured up to 11 metres (36 feet) in length. Other permanent collections at the museum include skeletons of animals from around the world, taxidermy birds, a large collection of gemstones and glass models of flowers. 

The Harvard Museum of Natural History also hosts temporary exhibitions to showcase new or visiting collections. There is an extensive educational program at the museum, with visiting lecturers, adult classes and special tours of the museum suitable for children and families. 

The museum is accessible to people with disabilities. The main entrance is accessed via stairs, but a wheelchair-accessible entrance via a ramp can be found on the north entrance of the building, and there is an elevator to the upper floors. Accessible bathrooms are located on the ground and third floor, and the museum distributes wheelchairs for use inside the museum grounds on a first come, first served basis. Service animals are welcome inside the museum and accessible parking spaces are available in a nearby public garage. 

Accessibility. What to expect?

  • Transportation

    Transportation not included

  • Bathrooms

    Accessible bathrooms at multiple stops during the activity

  • Places

    Places visited are all wheelchair accessible and can be navigated independently

  • Equipment

    Adaptive equipment is included and can be used independently

  1. Starting point: Harvard Museum of Natural History

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    Harvard Museum of Natural History

    approx. 2 hours

  3. End point: Harvard Museum of Natural History

From $15 USD / per person

*Price based on 2 travelers

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Keeping you safe during COVID-19

  • Cleaning measures

    Enhanced cleaning protocol

  • Safety measures

    Local authorities safety protocols followed by all staff members

  • Social distancing measures

    Social distancing measures in place

    What's included

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    What's not included

  • Accessible transportation

  • Insurance

Important information

  • The same price applies to all travelers. Please select the number of travelers with and without disabilities when booking on our website.

  • Please note that the price featured is the lowest price available based on 2 people traveling. Please get in touch with our travel experts to know what rates apply for your traveling dates / number of participants.

  • Spoken language(s): English.

  • Travel insurance is not included but an appropriate insurance based on your personal needs is highly recommended.

  • There is no restriction of any kind regarding this tour.

  • Travelers must be willing to self-transfer manually or be helped to do so, in order to take part in this tour.

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