One World. Four Museums.

Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments

Man looking at a scientific instrument in a gallery.

Harvard Museum of the Ancient Near East

A woman with two kids looking at a mummy.

Harvard Museum of Natural History

One female and one male looking at glass flowers.

Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology

Two diverse individuals speaking with a curator in an exhibit.

What's Happening

Visitors in Earth and Planetary Science Gallery

Earth & Planetary Sciences Gallery

This newly renovated gallery displays thousands of rare minerals and sparkling gemstones in both rough and cut specimens, including a 1,600-pound amethyst geode. The exhibition highlights new research and offers a broad overview of the dynamic processes and events that formed our planet and that have shaped its continuing evolution. 

Jar of the red pigment, cochineal.

Cochineal: How Mexico Made the World See Red

Cochineal, an exhibit spotlight, tells the story of how a color changed the world and how the world exploited a resource.

ancient Mediterranean home

Mediterranean Marketplaces

This exhibit explores how the movement of goods, peoples, and ideas around the ancient Mediterranean transformed the lives and livelihoods of people at all levels of society, driving innovations that had lasting impacts—even on the modern world.

Dark blue background with light blue flowers.

In Search of Thoreau's Flowers: An Exploration of Change and Loss

In Search of Thoreau’s Flowers: An Exploration of Change and Loss is an immersive multidisciplinary experience that marries art and science through a modern artistic interpretation of Henry David Thoreau’s preserved plants.

Upcoming Programs

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