Harvard Museum of Natural History

The Harvard Museum of Natural History was established in 1998 as the public face of three research museums: the Museum of Comparative Zoology, the Harvard University Herbaria, and the Mineralogical and Geological Museum. The museum's mission is to enhance public understanding and appreciation of the natural world and the human place in it, sparking curiosity and a spirit of discovery in people of all ages.

Each year, more than 190,000 people visit the museum, including about 33,000 school children in groups, adults and children from throughout the region, and tourists from across the country and around the world. Through exhibits, programs, and classes for learners of all ages, the Harvard Museum of Natural History encourages visitors to look closer and dig deeper.

Highlighted Programs

Harvard University offers learning activities, events, and programs to our friends and neighbors in Allston-Brighton, Boston, and Cambridge on our campuses and in your communities.

The Harvard Art Museums’ advance the knowledge and appreciation of art and art museums through research, teaching, professional training, and public education.
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The HMNH hosts monthly family programs, works in partnership with local schools and educators, and hosts public lectures and events.
The Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology offers exhibits, teacher workshops, interactive programs for children, classes and special events for families, and public lectures.