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KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

 

Individual reservations are no longer required to visit.

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?: On the day of your visit, we ask that you and members of your group not enter the building if you are unwell, are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, or are in isolation or quarantine due to exposure to COVID as defined by the state of Massachusetts.
  • Masks Recommended: We recommend all visitors aged 2 or older wear a mask indoors. Masks should fit securely over your nose, mouth, and chin. We suggest the use of surgical-style, cup-style, or double-layer cloth masks as an effective means of protection. 
  • 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. We look forward to your visit to the Harvard Museums of Science & Culture! 

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.
Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments

Hours
Sunday–Friday from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
 
General Admission
Free
 
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
 

All museums closed the following days:

  • Monday, October 10, 2022 (Indigenous Peoples' Day)
  • Wednesday, November 23, 2022 (day before Thanksgiving)
  • Thursday, November 24, 2022 (Thanksgiving Day)
  • Friday, December 23, 2022 (day before Christmas Eve)
  • Saturday, December 24, 2022 (Christmas Eve)
  • Sunday, December 25, 2022 (Christmas)
  • Monday, December 26, 2022 (day after Christmas)
  • Sunday, January 1, 2023 (New Year's Day)