With more than 230,000 visitors per year, the Harvard Museum of Natural History is the University's most-visited museum and a 'must-see' for any visit to Harvard Square or the University.

School Visits

For information on classes for students and resources for teachers see Education.

Group Visit Admission Rates

Pre-reserved group admission is $1.00 off regular price admissions for groups of 10 or more.
Adults: $11.00
College students and Seniors: $9.00
Youth (3–18): $7.00

Self-guided Visits

With signage, videos, and interactive displays throughout the galleries, visitors do not need a tour guide to enjoy the museum and the 12,000 specimens on display.

Glass Flower Tours

Docent-guided group tours of the Glass Flowers are offered on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons at 1:30, 2:30, and 3:30 pm. The last day of tours will be Thursday November 5, due to gallery renovations. Tours will resume once the gallery reopens on May 21. 

Rates are $15 per person, with a $150 minimum per group, and include admission to all museum galleries. A nonrefundable $50 deposit is required. A maximum of 20 people are permitted per tour, but larger groups can be divided into two or more sections. You must register in advance for this tour.

Tours are not required to visit the Glass Flowers


Please register group visits in advance, preferably at least two weeks ahead. We are unable to offer the group visit discount to groups that do not pre-register.

To schedule a group visit, complete the registration form and email it to or fax it to (617) 496-8308.

If you have any questions or need further information about group visits, call or email reservations at (617) 495-2341 or

Tour directors considering adding the museum to their Boston itineraries are invited to email the museum's Director of Marketing at or call (617) 496-0049.

Drop-off and Parking

There is easy drop-off at the museum (on Oxford Street, see map ) for buses, with off-site parking available on campus. Please include parking needs on the reservation form.

Learn about the museum's accessibility.

Prepaid Museum Passes for Educational Institutions

College, high schools, and other institutions can purchase blocks of individual tickets at the discounted group rate. Faculty, students, and staff will have the opportunity to visit at any convenient time—with or without their peers—and still benefit from the $1.00 discount.

The minimum purchase is 40 passes.
Students under 18: $7.00
College students: $9.00
Faculty/staff adults: $11.00

Educators are invited to visit the museum to develop the assignments for their students’ visits. To schedule your visit or purchase passes, please contact the Director of Marketing or at (617) 496-0049.