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A visit to the Harvard Museum of Natural History can be the highlight of a day in lively and historic Harvard Square.

We’re located on the campus of the oldest institution of higher learning in the United States, steps from picturesque Harvard Yard, situated between the Law School, the Divinity School, and the Science Center, and a short walk from the Harvard Art Museums.

Harvard University campus map

Guided tours of the historic campus are available most days of the week.


Our neighborhood is home to other renowned Harvard museums:

The Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology. Admission to the Harvard Museum of Natural History admits visitors to the Peabody Museum as well.

The Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments

Harvard Art Museums

The Semitic Museum

Cambridge and Harvard Square offer an array of opportunities for dining, shopping, films, or performing arts for all interests and budgets.