Glass Flowers: New Exhibit

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Harvard Museums of Science & Culture and Harvard Museum of Natural History

Two brunette women looking at a glass museum case below them

Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka’s plant models are so detailed, you might not even realize they’re glass! See their beauty for yourself at the Harvard Museum of Natural History's Glass Flowers Gallery.

No application or registration needed.

Cost

Adults: $15.00, Seniors (65+): $13.00, Harvard ID holders: Free, Non-Harvard students with I.D.: $10.00, Youth ages 3–18: $10.00, Youth under 3: Free, Members: Free

Location

  • In-person only.

Harvard Museum of Natural History

26 Oxford St.
Cambridge, MA 02139
Maraykanka

Neighborhood

Mid Cambridge

Dates and Times

Saturday, April 20 – Saturday, August 31
Every day.

Morning and Afternoon.

This exhibit is open during regular museum hours, 9:00am to 5:00pm.

Additional information

Step back in time to the late 19th century and marvel at the exquisite craftsmanship of Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka, renowned creators of the mesmerizing Ware Collection of Blaschka Glass Models of Plants. Delve into their captivating educational models that meticulously illustrate the life cycles of non-flowering, spore-forming plants and fungi. After nearly a quarter century, these remarkable state-of-the-art teaching models make a triumphant return to the spotlight in the new exhibit, The Blaschkas at the Microscope: Lessons in Botany, within the Glass Flowers Gallery of the Harvard Museum of Natural History. Behold the timeless beauty and intricate detail of these models, which continue to enchant and educate visitors just as they did over a century ago.

Two brunette women looking at a glass museum case below them
Saturday, April 20 – Saturday, August 31
Every day.
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Harvard Museums of Science and Culture

617-496-6064
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Last updated May 1, 2024.