Harvard Museum of Natural History

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Harvard Museum of Natural History
26 Oxford St.
Cambridge, MA 02138
617-495-3045
http://www.hmnh.harvard.edu/
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Explore 12,000 specimens drawn from Harvard’s vast research collections at the University’s most visited museum — dinosaurs, meteorites, gemstones, and hundreds of prehistoric and current-day animals from around the globe. Get close to the world’s only mounted Kronosaurus, a 42 ft-long marine reptile; one of the first Triceratops ever discovered; a 1,642 lb. amethyst geode; 3 whale skeletons. Don’t miss the world famous exhibit of 3,000 ‘Glass Flowers’, amazingly realistic models of plants, fruits and flowers created by father-son glass artists Leopold and Rudolph Blaschka from 1886-1936. You won’t believe they’re not real. The museum is on the Harvard University campus, just a short, 7-10 minute walk through historic Harvard Yard from the Harvard Square MBTA Red Line T station. Open daily, 9 am – 5 pm, 361 days/year. Handicapped accessible. Explore www.hmnh.harvard.edu for changing exhibitions, dozens of lectures, events, classes for all ages, year-round. Admission, $9 adults; $7 seniors & students; $6 age 3-18. Group rate is $1 off regular rates. Docent-led tours of the Glass Flowers are offered. Bike racks provided, and the museum is just a 6-7 minute walk across historic Harvard Yard from the Red Line T station in Harvard Square.

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