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Glass Flowers


The Glass Flowers exhibition has reopened! One of the Harvard's most famous treasures, the internationally acclaimed Ware Collection of Blaschka Glass Models of Plants, the “Glass Flowers," is open once again after being closed since November for extensive model and case restoration, space renovation, and the installation of state-of-the-art lighting and display features.

This exhibition is supported by a generous gift in memory of Melvin R. Seiden AB ’52, LLB ’55 and a grant provided by the Massachusetts Cultural Facilities Fund.

Memorial Day Hours

The Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments will be closed on Monday, May 30.

The Harvard Semitic Museum will be closed Sunday, May 29 and Monday, May 30.

The Harvard Museum of Natural History and Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology will be open for the Memorial Day weekend.

Special Event

Summer Solstice Celebration 2016: Night at the Harvard Museums of Science & Culture

On Monday, June 20, kick off summer at the Harvard Museums of Science & Culture's annual Summer Solstice celebration. Enjoy a fun evening with circus performers, music, dance, food trucks, and hands-on activities for all ages, with free evening admission the museums.

Special Event

Glass Flowers Soirée

On Friday, July 22, exclusively for guests over 21, this one-of-a-kind evening will celebrate the Harvard Museum of Natural History’s Glass Flowers exhibition. Come with a date, come with friends, or make new friends as you enjoy signature cocktails and music while strolling through the museum’s sixteen exhibitions! Registration is required.

Upcoming Programs