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The Harvard Museum of Natural History

74 locals recommend ·

Tips from locals

Emily
Emily
December 08, 2018
Wonderful intimate museum with a hand-pulled glass botany exhibit that will blow your mind, minerals exhibited in beautiful wood and glass display cases, a variety of dinosaur, bird and animal exhibits.
Michael
Michael
October 31, 2018
The Harvard Museum of Natural History is a natural history museum housed in the University Museum Building, located on the campus of Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts
Alex
Alex
October 23, 2018
This little known museum is absolutely fantastic! Never crowded! It was always my girl's favorite, from the moment they became interested is dinosaurs, fossils, extinct animals, etc...The glass flowers and the minerals are not to be missed. Always some nice things in the gift shops.
Julie, Mario, And Camille
Julie, Mario, And Camille
October 08, 2018
Home to the famous Blaschka 'Glass Flowers', glass models of flowering plants.
Wendy
Wendy
September 18, 2018
Glass flowers are not to be believed

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Bagel Shop
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“From Tintin comic books to delicate drinking glasses, Black Ink always has something fun for the whole family, as well as gifts to bring back home.”
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Park
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Location
26 Oxford Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
Phone+1 617-495-3045
Hours of Operation statusOpen · Closes 5:00 PM
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