HMSC Connects!

We, at HMSC, wish to take a moment to acknowledge the trauma of the times in which we find ourselves, and the difficult and challenging road ahead for our nation.

Core to the HMSC’s mission is to support and celebrate diverse cultures and perspectives while recognizing the many ways in which we are connected as people and as inhabitants of this planet.  We are in every respect, bound and accountable to one another, and collectively share responsibility for the action, and inaction, of the larger society of which we are a part.  

“Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly. I can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be, and you can never be what you ought to be until I am what I ought to be. This is the inter-related structure of reality.” 

― Martin Luther King Jr.

Virtual Programs

Two women and a man singing in their home.

Enjoy live virtual programming across each of the Harvard Museums of Science & Culture!


Virtual Tours

Three dimensional interior view of the Harvard Museum of the Ancient Near East.


Text: HMSC Connects! Podcasts

A bi-weekly podcast that goes behind the scenes of HMSC museums to talk to the scholars, researchers, collection keepers, exhibit designers and other fascinating individuals who keep the museums humming along and create a compelling array of exhibits and programs.


Ocean waves crashing on rocks

Enjoy curated themed experiences of HMSC Connects! content. These short experiences include themed coloring pages, podcasts, events, digital exhibits, and more!


Kids and Families

Woman showing girl a picture next to a papermade garden.

Explore the world beyond your living room with clever activities, HMSC Story Time videos, and visits to other cultures around the world.

Extraordinary Things

lotus shoe and foot model.

Extraordinary Things features intriguing objects from all four museums and invites you to explore each "extraordinary things" with fun activities and from multiple, and sometimes surprising, perspectives.

Digital Exhibits

Photographs of seven diverse women and men from the Wampanoag Tribe.

Coloring Pages

Black and white illustration of a glass flower bouquet.

Developed directly from photographs and illustrations of museum objects and specimens, these coloring pages provide a window into the breadth and wonder of Harvard’s collections. Explore the detailed images, extend your learning, and add your own artistic perspectives.

Online Resources

Gestural painting of the lion cub.
Discover museum-specific online resources including public-lecture videos, 3D models, museum collections, gallery tours, and online exhibits.

Social Media

Engage with the museums’ social media channels, including the newly launched HMSC Explorers Club.