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The Harvard Museum of Natural History presents engaging lectures and programs to excite the public about natural history. Our lectures and programs are open to the public and held in the Geological Lecture Hall on 24 Oxford Street, unless otherwise noted below. Please see Plan Your Visit for directions and parking information. HMNH is one of four museums in a vibrant new partnership, the Harvard Museums of Science & Culture, which also includes the Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, the Harvard Semitic Museum, and the Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments. 

Check back in December for news about Spring/Summer 2015 programs and events!



Behind-the-Scenes Tours & Holiday Shopping Event

Wednesday, December 3, 5:00–9:00 pm

Join us on Wednesday, December 3, from 5:00-9:00 pm, for a Members' Night at the Museum featuring the annual HMNH Behind-the-Scenes & Holiday Shopping Event! Sign up today for a tour of the Museum of Comparative Zoology's Ornithology Collection. See the new collection areas and examine specimens not currently on view while meeting researchers and curatorial staff who will discuss the collection and current research.

Sip on warm cider and indulge in delicious holiday treats as you explore the museum during special extended hours. Be sure to stop by our gift shop—an ideal place for holiday shopping—where members will receive a special 25% discount.

Not currently a member? Sign up or renew online!

Space on the tours is limited and advance reservations are required.
RSVP to This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 617-496-6972.
Please include your name as well as two preferred tour times (5:00 pm, 6:00 pm, and 7:00 pm).
Complimentary parking will be available in the 52 Oxford Street Garage.