Visit

The health and safety of visitors and staff is our top priority. We have limited capacity and all admissions REQUIRE reservations. Tickets are not available for walk-ins and/or unreserved admissions. Reserve your spot. 

 

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

 

The museums will be closed Saturday, January 29 and Sunday, January 30 due to weather and are expecting to return to regular hours Monday, January 31. Please check the website for updates.

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. Masks should fit securely over your nose, mouth, and chin. We encourage the use of a surgical-style, cup-style, or double-layer cloth masks as an effective means of protection. Single-layer cloth face coverings, such as bandanas and gaiters, are not allowed. All visitors aged 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 1-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

 
Hours
Open daily from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
 
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 and Ethnology

Hours

Open daily from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

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.

Harvard Museum of the
Ancient Near East

Hours
Sunday–Friday from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
 
General Admission
Free
 
Collection of Historical
Scientific Instruments

Hours
Sunday–Friday from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
 
Closed
December 20, 2021 through January 23, 2022
 
General Admission
Free