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Marine Life in the Putnam Family Gallery

The Harvard Museum of Natural History's latest exhibit, Marine Lifewill immerse visitors in the astounding diversity and dynamic interplay among animals in marine communities just off local shores.

Holiday Hours

The Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments and the Harvard Semitic Museum are closed on Sunday, February 14 and Monday, February 15 for President's Day.

The Harvard Museum of Natural History and Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology are opened on Sunday, February 14 and Monday, February 15.

Public Lecture

Village Life of Royal Tomb Builders

On Wednesday, February 17, at 6:00 pm, drawing upon excavations at Deir el-Medina, Anne-Claire Salmas will discuss recent discoveries, new avenues of scientific research, and an extensive program of heritage conservation.

Featured Video

Islands: Evolution in Action

The exhibition "Islands: Evolving in Isolation" features video commentary by famed biologist Edward O. Wilson and Harvard Professor Jonathan Losos. Exhibition opened April 25, 2015. 

Special Event

I ♥ Science

On Saturday, February 13, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, explore the marvelous science of our natural world in this annual day-long festival featuring dozens of activities. Use fossil teeth to study animal diets, design an insect maze, investigate the factors that differentiate New England beaches and more!