What's Happening

Dr. Dolittle walking a lion.

Special Activity

Animal Talk Scavenger Hunt

From December 21st through January 31st (excluding December 24, 25, and January 1), come dressed as your favorite animal and use clues to find six of Dr. Dolittle's animal friends in the museum and learn how that animal communicates. Then, like Dr. Dolittle, tell us what you think that animal is saying by drawing or writing on the sheet provided. Regular admission rates apply.


The Harvard Museum of Natural History’s Zoological Galleries will be closed from 3:00pm – 5:00pm on Saturday January 25 for a private memorial reception. The HMNH accessible entrance will be closed, but visitors can use the Peabody Museum accessible entrance to visit.

Special Event

I ♥ Science

On Saturday, February 8, awaken your love of science with activities led by Harvard scientists, graduate students, and enthusiastic explorers. Meet scientists who investigate fossils, microbes, and carnivorous plants. This program has something for everyone and is appropriate for children and adults of all ages. Regular museum admission rates apply. 

Cassiopeia A, a well-known supernova remnant pictured in space by the Chandra X-Ray Observatory


Cosmic Origins

Visitors to this new small exhibit—located within our Earth & Planetary Sciences exhibition—will investigate the origins of and processes shaping planetary bodies and stars by using touchable specimens, colorful visuals, and interactive media.

Upcoming Programs

2020 Jan 30

Animal Talk Scavenger Hunt

Repeats every day until Fri Jan 31 2020 except Tue Dec 24 2019, Wed Dec 25 2019, Wed Jan 01 2020.
9:00am to 5:00pm

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