The Harvard Museums of Science & Culture will open for limited in-person visitation solely for Harvard faculty, students, and staff with a valid Harvard ID starting September 1, 2021. Guests of Harvard ID holders are not allowed at this time. Harvard Faculty who wish to schedule a class visit may contact the HMSC Reservations DepartmentWe are working with Harvard University on a phased reopening and look forward to sharing details for public access soon. Sign up for our enews to receive the latest updates. As we prepare to reopen our doors, we encourage you to enjoy the museum at home with new digital content, including virtual programs, tours, podcasts, and coloring pages on HMSC Connects!  We look forward to welcoming everyone back to the museums soon!

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A woman, Athena Aktipis, speaking in front of a screen at Harvard.

Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments

Harvard Museum of the Ancient Near East

Close up of a tambourine with mother-of-pearl inlay.

Harvard Museums of Science & Culture

Summer Solstice Image with link to all HMSC specific programs

HMSC Connects!

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Harvard Museum of Natural History

Close up of a male bluethroat singing.

Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology

Close up of thumb piano.

Lecture Videos

Lecture image from Microbial Life