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Harvard Museum of Natural History

Explore 12,000 specimens, including dinosaurs, rare minerals, hundreds of mammals, birds, 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. On campus, 7-8 minute walk from T.

Celebrations & Meetings

Your guests can explore 17 galleries at the university’s most visited museum, including the world famous Blaschka ‘Glass Flowers’, "New England Forests", meteorites, glittering gemstones They will not want to miss the newly renovated Great Mammal Hall with three whale skeletons suspended from the ceiling. Evening event rentals only. Available for receptions, dinners, from 20-400. No dancing permitted. Parking garage available for rental for museum events after 5 pm. Museum can not accommodate daytime meetings. See website for preferred caterers.

Maximum Capacity: 400

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26 Oxford Street

Cambridge, MA 02138

Harvard Square

(617) 495-3045