Annual Night at the Harvard Museum of Natural History


Tuesday, December 6, 2016, 5:00pm


Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford Street

Special Members-Only Event

Enjoy a free, members-only Night at the Harvard Museum of Natural History featuring behind-the-scenes tours of the Mineralogical & Geological Museum, holiday shopping, and extended exhibit hours. 

This always-popular and festive event is a great time to explore new exhibits, learn more about the mineralogical collections, meet fellow members, and take advantage of the generous member discount in the shop. 

The evening will feature:

Extended museum hours with the HMNH and shop open until 9:00pm.   Take your time to explore the galleries in a relaxed atmosphere while enjoying festive refreshments. 

Special 25% discount on purchases at The Shop at HMNH for members. This special discount is available from November 25 through the end of December, but this is the only night the museum shop is open late! Stop in and browse the unique selection of gifts, minerals, books, and more for both kids and adults.

Behind-the-scenes tours in the Mineralogical & Geological Museum.  Please note:  The behind-the-scenes tours in the Mineralogical & Geological Museum are currently sold out. We still hope you will join us for this fun evening at the museum. (There is no waitlist for this event, but should any last-minute cancellations or no-shows occur for tours, space will be filled the night of the event.) 

Hear curator Raquel Alonso-Perez  (bio), and MGMH collection staff will talk about their work and Harvard’s world-class collection while viewing rare & sparkling treasures such as the Hamlin Necklace, impressive gems, and rarely seen gold specimens.  New for 2016, register online for tours!

  • Advance Registration required for tours and is available online (beginning Wednesday, Nov. 9). Tours last approximately one hour and start at the following times:  5:15pm, 6:30pm, 7:45pm
  • Due to the popularity of these tours, your membership level determines the maximum number of tickets you may reserve:
Member levelTotal # Adult(s)Total # Children
Senior (Age 65+)1n/a
  • Age limit: all ages welcome as long as children are accompanied by an adult, and are able to understand not to touch things.

Free event parking available in the 52 Oxford Street Garage.

For more information about membership levels or to join/renew, visit the Membership page.  For questions about the event or membership, email the Membership Office or call 617-496-6972.