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Harvard Museum of Natural History

Explore 12,000 specimens, including dinosaurs, birds, rare minerals, hundreds of mammals and Harvard’s world famous Blaschka "Glass Flowers": 3,000 amazingly realistic models of plants, fruits and flowers hand-crafted by father-son glass artists Leopold and Rudolph Blaschka from 1886-1936. The HMNH combines historic exhibits drawn from the University's vast collections with new and changing, multimedia exhibitions such as New England Forests, Mollusks: Shelled Masters of the Marine Realm; and the newest, Thoreau's Maine Woods: A Journey in Photographs with Scot Miller. The museum is located on Harvard's campus and is a seven to eight minute walk from T.

During event rentals, guests can explore 17 galleries at the university’s most visited museum, including the world famous Blaschka "Glass Flowers," "New England Forests," meteorites and glittering gemstones. They will not want to miss the newly renovated Great Mammal Hall with three whale skeletons suspended from the ceiling. The museum can accommodate evening event rentals only, and is available for receptions and dinners from 20 to 400 guests. No dancing is permitted. The parking garage is available for rental for museum events after 5 p.m. The museum can not accommodate daytime meetings. See their website for preferred caterers and more information.


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26 Oxford Street

Cambridge, MA 02138

Harvard Square

(617) 495-3045