Glass Flowers Tours


Detail of a yellow caesalpinia with it's long curving stamens.
The Ware Collection of Blaschka Glass Models of Plants, Harvard University Herbaria/Harvard Museum of Natural History © President and Fellows of Harvard College

Join us for a virtual tour of the famous Glass Flowers! This docent-led tour will delve into the history, artistry, and significance of the collection and give participants the opportunity to explore the gallery online. These interactive tours are approximately one hour long, and offer time for Q&A with your tour guide.

For in-person private group tours, visit the group page.

Virtual Public Tours

Public Glass Flowers Tours are available on specific dates. Preregistration is required for participation.

Virtual Private Group Tours

Virtual docent-led group tours of the Glass Flowers are approximately one hour long and can be scheduled on weekday afternoons between 12:00 – 4:00 pm EST, with evening hours available by request.

Virtual tours are offered through Zoom, and groups will need to download the free Zoom app in advance.

Tours start at $150 for groups of 15 or fewer with a $10 fee per additional person. Fees do not include onsite access to HMSC museums. A maximum of 30 people are permitted per tour to allow for an interactive experience, but larger groups can be divided into multiple sections. HMSC Members at Contributing or Benefactor levels receive a 20% discount on private group tours.


Please register your group at least two weeks in advance. A nonrefundable $50 deposit is required at the time of reservation, with the remaining fee due one week in advance of the program. Tour fees are nonrefundable.

To request a Glass Flowers group tour, please complete the online registration form.

If you have any questions or need further information about Glass Flowers tours, call or email reservations at (617) 495-2341 or

If anyone in your group needs any type of accommodation, please let us know at the time of your reservation.