You won’t find exhibits like these anywhere else in New England. Comprehensive in scope, yet intimate in scale, the museum presents a rare glimpse at the exotic and a fresh look at the familiar.


Africa ExhibitVisitors will see impressive mounted specimens of African wildlife...

Arthropods: Creatures That Rule

ArthropodsFeaturing hands-on activities, dramatic specimen displays, colorful video and graphics, and even live animals, this exhibition draws on the latest...


Africa ExhibitThis gallery features mounted wildlife specimens from Asia. It includes a rare Indian rhinoceros, Siberian and Bengal tigers, and a cheetah.

Birds of the World

Birds of the worldBoasting over 10,000 species, birds are the most diverse land vertebrates on the planet, surpassing the biological diversity of...

Cenozoic Mammals

Africa ExhibitThe Cenozoic Era, also known as the Age of Mammals, was marked by the extinction of dinosaurs 65 million years ago.

Central and South America

Africa ExhibitThis gallery features mounted wildlife specimens from South America, including a jaguar, tapir, sloth, and giant armadillo...

Climate Change: Our Global Experiment

Climate ChangeExplore the past, present, and future of climate, engage with the new simulation globe, consider the facts, and draw your own conclusions.

Earth & Planetary Sciences

AmethistThis gallery displays thousands of rare minerals and sparkling gemstones in both rough and cut examples...


EvolutionThis exhibit invites visitors to examine the fossil, anatomical, and genetic evidence that all life is connected through a shared evolutionary history.

Final Flight: The Extinction of the Passenger Pigeon

Final FlightThis exhibit marks the 100th anniversary of the death of the last passenger pigeon, a species that once filled North America’s skies by the billions.

Glass Flowers

ArthropodsOne of the museum’s most famous treasures is the internationally acclaimed Ware Collection of Blaschka Glass...

Great Mammal Hall

Great Mammal HallThis historic gallery reflects the grand vision of the founder of Harvard's Museum of Comparative Zoology, Swiss zoologist and ...

Marine Life

Birds of the worldThis exhibit will immerse visitors in the astounding diversity and dynamic interplay among animals in marine communities just off local shores.

New England Forests

BearNew England Forests in the Zofnass Family Gallery is a multi-media exhibition that explores the natural history and ecology of our regional forests...

Romer Hall of Vertebrate Paleontology

TriceratopsThis exhibition showcases the evolutionary history of vertebrates, including spectacularly preserved fishes, dinosaurs, and early mammals. 

Sea Creatures in Glass

Sea creatures in glassRenowned for their beauty and exacting detail, the Blaschka invertebrate models were commissioned by universities and museums...


What's in a Name?

Photo of Lions Mane JellyfishWhat's in a Name? includes four interactive kiosks embedded into existing exhibits. Find them all to explore how different organisms are named. Learn more on the What's in a Name website and download the free e-book.