Welcome to the website of the Harvard Museums of Science and Culture. HMSC is a consortium of the six museums that are within the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Harvard. Together these six museums (Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments; Geological and Mineralogical Museum; Harvard Semitic Museum, Harvard University Herbaria; Museum of Comparative Zoology; and Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology) look after more than 28,500,000 objects that represent Earth’s history, life, and cultures. Read More.
As part of the current exhibition at the Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments, Time and Time Again: How Science & Culture Shape the Past, Present, and Future, each of the Harvard Museums of Science and Culture has specially marked time-related objects among their permanent exhibits. Look for the Time Trails labels (see example at right) at all HMSC museums! Check out the Time Trails smartphone app to find your way to the museums and learn more about each Time Trails object, or pick up a paper Time Trails guide at each museum.