Harvard Museums of Science & Culture

The Harvard Museums of Science & Culture fosters a spirit of discovery in visitors of all ages, enhancing public understanding of and appreciation for the natural world, science, and human cultures.

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  • This organization does not have specific hours. You can contact them at any time.


Bethany Carland-Adams
Public Relations Specialist


Additional information

Read the new Harvard Museums of Science & Culture “Know, Show, Go,” policies and make an advance reservation here: https://hmsc.harvard.edu/visit.

HMSC was established in 2012 to develop a strong, coordinated public face for the six museums that are within the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Harvard. The HMSC works in concert with Harvard faculty, museum curators, and students, as well as with members of the extended Harvard community, to provide interdisciplinary exhibitions, events and lectures, and educational programs for students, teachers, and the general public. HMSC draws primarily upon the extensive collections of the member museums and the research of their faculty and curators.

The Harvard Museums of Science & Culture (HMSC) partnership is:

Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments 
Harvard Museum of Natural History
Harvard University Herbaria
Mineralogical and Geological Museum
Museum of Comparative Zoology 
Harvard Museum of the Ancient Near East
Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology