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.

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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