Visit

The Harvard Museums of Science & Culture opens their doors to all visitors! Tickets can be reserved online. Advance reservations are required. Due to the volume of reservations, HMSC cannot guarantee that tickets will be available for walk-ins and/or unreserved admissions. 

Reservations are currently available for Harvard ID holders, HMSC members, volunteers, and their accompanied guests.

 

For a streamlined admission process and positive visitor experience, we strongly encourage you to KNOW our policies, SHOW proof of vaccination or a negative PCR Covid-19 test, and GO reserve your spot. We look forward to your visit to the HMSC museums!

 

Take advantage of our special 15% discount off General Membership through December 31, 2021.

KNOW

Although we have implemented enhanced health and safety measures, we cannot guarantee that any visitor will not contract COVID-19 during their visit. A risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public setting. To support our efforts to provide a safe experience for staff and visitors, we kindly ask that you review the follow information:

  • Do you have symptoms?: Stay home if you are unwell, are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, have been diagnosed with COVID-19 within 14 days prior to your visit, or have been in close contact with someone who has been diagnosed with or is experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 within 14 days prior to your visit.
  • Mask Requirement: Be sure to bring a mask or face covering and wear it properly throughout the course of your visit. All visitors age 2 and older are REQUIRED to wear masks during your visit.
  • Accommodations: To request an accommodation based on a medical condition or disability, please email us prior to your visit.
  • Guidelines: Abide by the guidelines on the HMSC museum websites and by all instructions posted in the museums or provided by staff during the visit. If a visitor fails to follow the museums’ guidelines and instructions, they may be denied entry or required to leave the premises.
  • Museum Information: Make the most of your visit to any of our four museums with up-to-date hours, admission fees, parking, and more.

SHOW

To help protect all visitors and staff during your visit and to support any contact-tracing efforts that may be required, visitors age 12 or older MUST present the following documents at check-in to gain entry into our museums:

  • Proof of full COVID-19 vaccination OR a negative PCR COVID-19 test administered within 72 hours prior to your visit. Negative test results from home and rapid tests will not be accepted.

AND

  • Government issued ID required for visitors 18 years and older (ie: driver’s license, state ID, passport, etc.)

GO

We look forward to your visit to the Harvard Museums of Science & Culture! To ensure a more seamless admissions process and overall visitor experience, we require advance reservations and strongly encourage you to adhere to each museum's important guidelines as you prepare for your visit.

Please be advised that:

  • Timed ticketing will be reserved for 2-hour time slots. Please arrive during your designated time block.
  • Advance registration is required and free, however, please be prepared to purchase admission or show proof of eligibility for free admission upon arrival.
  • Upon arrival, please have your reservation confirmation email available, either as a printed copy or viewable on your phone.
  • Check your email regularly for any updates regarding your registration and visit details.

Museum Visit Information

Harvard Museum of Natural History Visit Information

Hours
Open daily from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
 
Closed
Thanksgiving Day, December 24, December 25, and January 1
 
General Admission
Adults: $15.00
Seniors (65+): $13.00
Harvard ID Holders: Free
Non-Harvard students with I.D.: $10.00
Youth ages 3–18: $10.00
Youth under 3: Free
Free for members


For directions, parking, and accessibility information, read Plan Your Visit.

Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology Visit Information

Hours
Open daily from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
 
Closed
Thanksgiving Day, December 24, December 25, and January 1

General Admission
Adults: $15.00
Seniors (65+): $13.00
Harvard ID Holders: Free
Non-Harvard students with I.D.: $10.00
Youth ages 3–18: $10.00
Youth under 3: Free
Free for members
 

For directions, parking, and accessibility information, read Visit.

Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments Visit Information

Hours
Sunday–Friday from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
 
Closed
Thanksgiving Day, December 24, December 25, and January 1
 
General Admission
Free
 

Harvard Museum of the Ancient Near East Visit Information

Hours
Sunday–Friday from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
 
Closed
Thanksgiving Day, December 24, December 25, and January 1
 
General Admission
Free