Travel

  • Travel the World!

    Sponsored by the HAA and the HMSC

Harvard Alumni Travels and the Harvard Museums of Science & Culture have formed a partnership to offer superior trips with expert planning, custom-designed itineraries, and Harvard lecturers. Journey in the spirit of expeditions-gone-by, with small groups of like-minded travelers. Travel with us and discover the world. You can find additional travel resources at the HAA.

Call (617) 495-2463 or email hmsctravel@hmsc.harvard.edu to learn more.

October 14 – November 1, 2016

Silk Road in Central Asia and Iran

Africa ExhibitThis focused survey of Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan and Iran ranges from the Persian-Turkic Silk Road oases of Samarkand and Bukhara to the ruins of Darius I’s Persepolis.

January 22 - 27, 2017

Kingdom of the Monarchs

Africa ExhibitWAIT LIST ONLY!!! Every year, nearly 300 million of these wondrous creatures spread their brilliant orange-and-black wings and set flight on a remarkable journey 2,500 miles from Canada and the Northeastern United States to their ancestral wintering grounds in the spectacular Transvolcanic Range in Michoacan, Mexico.

May 31 - June 13, 2017

Uganda Safari & Gorilla Trekking

GorillaCome explore Uganda, one of East Africa’s most diversified safari destinations, offering numerous opportunities to experience primate viewing such as tracking wild mountain gorillas and chimpanzees through the rain forest.

July 3 - 11, 2017

Family Galápagos Islands aboard La Pinta

tortoiseThis tour provides an in-depth educational opportunity to better understand the history, culture, and natural beauty of Ecuador and the Galápagos Islands.

July 6-20, 2017

Wild Alaska on Silver Discoverer

Wild Alaska

This itinerary is rich with the marine and wildlife habitats of the North Pacific—spectacular bays, towering coastal mountains, and remote islands. Take full advantage of the long days of mid-summer to trace pristine shores, and step ashore on both Russian and American lands.

October 4 - 21, 2017

Discover Ethiopia

LalibelaExperience Ethiopia's striking natural beauty and rich history, from Addis Ababa to the majestic Blue Nile to the breathtaking Simien Mountains.

October 16 – 22, 2016

Polar Bears & the Wildlife of Churchill, Canada

Africa ExhibitThe tundra surrounding Churchill becomes a stopover for more than 1,000 bears on their annual migration. From the safety of tundra vehicles, we can view these majestic creatures within close range. 

May 9 - 27, 2017

Wings over Australia: A Private Air Expedition

Africa ExhibitExperience the dramatic landscapes of Australia from an incredible perspective, aboard a private high-wing aircraft. Traveling by private air is the perfect way to experience the far-flung destinations of Tasmania, Adelaide, Kangaroo Island, Coober Pedy, Uluru, and Arnhem Land.

June 25 - July 3, 2017

Family Ireland: An Archaeological & Historical Journey

Family Ireland DigMuch of Ireland’s extensive ancient history is buried beneath the land and the excitement of uncovering these treasures is an experience like no other. During this unique tour, we will literally uncover some of Ireland’s best kept secrets.

August 19 - 26, 2017

Yellowstone, the Grand Tetons & the Total Solar Eclipse

EclipseSee the total solar eclipse in the wide open skies of the wild west. A true western experience awaits you starting in Jackson Hole, where you will stay at a ranch and partake in various outdoor activities.

October 15 -26, 2017

Earth & Sky: Astronomy in Chile

ChileOn this unique itinerary, experience the country’s spectacular night skies, its world-class observatories, its vineyards, its ancient cultures, and its richly diverse and legendary landscapes.

November 4 - 18, 2017

Ultimate Tanzania Safari: Exploring the Cradle of Humankind

chimpOn this exceptional journey, you will follow the evolution of humankind, step by step, from apes to early hominid to modern man, while observing some of Africa’s most impressive wildlife.