When you travel with the HMNH to our many far-flung destinations, you provide valuable support for both the Museum and for a number of the international communities that we visit.

We carefully choose to work with a wide variety of travel companies who are experts in the regions we visit. They care deeply about the countries, communities and the environments that they represent. The vast majority of these companies contribute to local schools, scientific research, community centers and social services either directly or through foundations that they have created.

When you travel with us, you enable our travel companies to make this difference - which is often quite significant.

  • Our tour operator in Southeast Asia created a foundation that supports education in refugee camps on the Thai/Burmese border, and has successfully constructed six schools so far

  • On a recent trip to Niger, funds from the travel company (and several of our travelers independently) went to support the local village's efforts to reintroduce endangered ostrich to the Aire Mountains

  • In India, our operator supports the work of a trust focusing on preserving and promoting the weaving traditions of western Gujurat

In addition, by traveling with the HMNH you support the extensive science education programs at the Museum, allowing us to offer a wide variety of educational programs to the public. These programs are the result of an extensive and ongoing collaboration between Museum science educators, area teachers, curriculum specialists, Harvard scientists, community organizations, and area school systems. Through programs specifically designed for children or adults, we offer the public the opportunity to gain access to the largest and most significant natural history collections in New England, and the cutting-edge research of Harvard University.

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