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“Kind of like Harvard” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Harvard Museum of Natural History

Harvard Museum of Natural History
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Harvard Museum of Natural History Admission
Ranked #3 of 74 things to do in Cambridge
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: More than 10,000 specimens are on display, including the 2,000 models of Harvard's renowned collection of 'Glass Flowers,' amazingly realistic flame-worked glass models of flowering plants commissioned to teach botany to students in the early 20th century. Family favorites include the dinosaurs and prehistoric mammals as well as some 500 current day mammals, including elephant, rhino, tigers, giraffe and skeletons of three whales. Outstanding Earth Sciences gallery with rare minerals, meteorites and a timeline of Earth history. New exhibits on New England Forests, Sea Creatures in Glass, and Marine Life in the Putnam Family Gallery.
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New Hampshire
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73 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
“Kind of like Harvard”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2012

It isn't the busy, exciting Museum of science. It is kind of old and educational; like Harvard. We had a great time learning about animals, Native Americans, polar ice caps, and glass flowers. We specifically went to see the glass flower exhibit, but spent much more time learning about animals. Great way to spend a couple of hours when it is raining outside.

Visited February 2012
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Buffalo, New York
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“Very well-rounded and interesting”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2012

I would definitely recommend going to this museum if in Boston. It has very interesting exhibits and I learned a lot from it. They have everything from minerals to mammals and interesting for any age.

Visited March 2012
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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Great museum”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2012

Must-visit place for children. Their collection is quite amazing. Just so much to learn.

Visited January 2012
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New Hampshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Hidden Secret for People of All Ages for a FUN DAY”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2012

Harvard has a great museum that is a hidden secret. I have been to this museum for many yearsl. My dad started taking me as a young child. I am now taking my grandchildren. There are many fun things to see that change frequently.

Visited January 2012
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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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“Great place to bring the kids”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2012

There is enough here to attract all ages. My grandkids, 6 and 7 could have spent even more time than we had to wander through.

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