We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Harvard University, 26 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
Phone Number:
+1 617-495-3045
Website
Description:

Originally called the "Museum of Vegetable Products" when it was...

Originally called the "Museum of Vegetable Products" when it was founded in 1858, today this museum focuses on the study of useful plants and economic botany.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 7 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 5
    Excellent
  • 0
    Very good
  • 0
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Awesome collection, collectively some of the great herbaria of the world

This place goes a long way back in American plant research. The collection of herbaria represent a lot of early collection in North America and the home of the Grey Index. It is... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 25 March 2016
Alan B
,
Toronto, Canada

Similar Things to Do in Cambridge

Add Photo Write a Review

7 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 5: English reviews
Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
204 reviews
59 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2016

This place goes a long way back in American plant research. The collection of herbaria represent a lot of early collection in North America and the home of the Grey Index. It is not open to the public but does open occasionally. If you get the chance, check it out, it is a real treat.

Helpful?
Thank Alan B
Leesburg, Florida
Level Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2015

Because I have always been involved with growing flowers, especially orchids, I have always wanted to see the glass flowers at Harvard. As a child, living near Harvard, friends often told my parents that they should take me to see the exhibit. It didn't happen until one fall, when I was visiting New England to enjoy the fall foliage, I... More 

Helpful?
Thank Richard S
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
182 reviews
110 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2015

I had to check the link to make sure that the herbaria was the place you wanted reviewed. It is a quick look-see (unless you are studying botany) and quite amazing. One in a kind place and well worth seeing. The rest of the museum is excellent. We were there w an 8 year old. Small enough to really see... More 

Helpful?
Thank SLRS5
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
328 reviews
168 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2013

There is some truly amazing stuff here - glass models of plants (that you wouldn't even guess what they are made of) and so much other stuff then in the natural history...

Helpful?
1 Thank vaclean
Cambridge, MA
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2008

You won't believe that these glass models of flowers..over 3,000 on display..are made of glass. The 19th century glass artisans were unbelievably talented. Until March 2008, they have an exhibition of the marine creatures made by Leopold and Rudolph Blashka...jellyfish, anemomes, octupus...which they made before they were commissioned to create the Glass Flowers.. It's such a short walk from Harvard... More 

Helpful?
8 Thank museumgoer88

Travellers who viewed Harvard University Herbaria also viewed

 

Been to Harvard University Herbaria? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Harvard University Herbaria staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?