26 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
Explore 12.000 specimens drawn from Harvard’s vast research collections at the University’s most visited museum. Highlights include the world famous Ware Collection glass art exhibit of 3.000 "Glass Flowers", amazingly realistic models of plants, fruits and flowers created by father-son glass flameworkers Leopold and Rudolph Blaschka from 1886-1936. Among the other 17 galleries, are "Sea Creatures in Glass", Blaschkas’ earlier models of marine animals, "Language of Color", how animals perceive and communicate with color, "Looking at Leaves: Photographs by Amanda Means", and paintings by Jacques Burkhardt of Agassiz’s Thayer expedition to Brazil. The museum is on the Harvard University campus, just a short 7-10 minute walk through historic Harvard Yard from the Harvard Square MBTA Red Line T station. Open daily, 9 am – 5 pm, 361 days/year. Handicapped accessible. Explore www.hmnh.harvard.edu for changing exhibitions, dozens of lectures, events, classes for all ages, year round.