Drawing of Doctor Doolittle and a Lion

Special Activity

Animal Talk Scavenger Hunt

From December 21st through January 31st, come dressed as your favorite animal and use clues to find six of Dr. Dolittle's animal friends in the museum and learn how that animal communicates. Regular admission rates apply.


I Heart Science

Special Event

I ♥ Science

On Saturday, February 8, awaken your love of science with activities led by Harvard scientists, graduate students, and enthusiastic explorers. Meet scientists who investigate fossils, microbes, and carnivorous plants. This program has something for everyone and is appropriate for children and adults of all ages. Regular museum admission rates apply. 


A Night of Song

Gallery Notice

Temporary Closure

The Harvard Museum of Natural History’s Zoological Galleries will be closed from 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm on Saturday January 25 for a private memorial reception. The HMNH accessible entrance will be closed, but visitors can use the Peabody Museum accessible entrance to visit.