Make a Day of It: Harvard Square

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Take a day trip to Harvard Square

As part of the Harvard Square community, the museum is a vibrant and valuable destination for students, families, and travelers alike.

Located on the campus of Harvard University the museum is just a short walk from Harvard Yard
and the Red Line.  

Harvard Museums of Science & Culture:

While you are in the area visit our partner museums, offering permanent galleries and rotating exhibits, as well as weekly free lectures.

Admission included with entry to the Harvard Museum of Natural History

View towering Native American totem poles and large Maya sculptures, examine precious artifacts of the ancient world, and take classes and attend public lectures based on the museum's world-class collections and scholarship. Among the oldest archaeological museums in the world, the Peabody contains one of the finest collections of human cultural history in existence.

The Harvard Semitic Museum explores the rich history of cultures connected by the family of Semitic languages. Home to the University's collections of over 40,000 Near Eastern artifacts, the museum collection includes pottery, cylinder seals, sculpture, coins, and cuneiform tablets.

Harvard has been acquiring scientific instruments for teaching and research since 1672. This collection, established in 1948, is one of the three largest university collections of its kind in the world and contains telescopes, timepieces, computers, optical equipment, and more.

Beyond Harvard Square

While you’re here, explore many options for dining, shopping, film screenings, bookstores, performing arts, lodging, and more, all geared towards varied interests and budgets. See a full directory on the Harvard Square Business Association website.

  • Boston CityPASS makes it easy and affordable to visit 4 top Boston attractions including Harvard Museum of Natural History.

•  Go Boston Card includes admission to over 40 museums, tours, and attractions with savings up to 55%.