Great Mammal Hall

The Great Mammal Hall, a two-story gallery, some 60 feet long by 40 feet wide, is the most dramatic gallery in the museum, with an arrangement of specimens that includes a full-sized giraffe, a bison, a narwhal, and three whale skeletons suspended from the rafters. Some creatures on display here, such as the Tasmanian tiger and the Steller’s sea cow, have now become extinct. On the balcony, visitors can find specimens from Harvard's extensive collection of North American birds and can examine close-up the impressive toothed jaw of the Sperm Whale and the baleen of the Right Whale.