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Harvard Museum of Natural History

26 Oxford St., Cambridge, MA 02138

The Harvard Museum of Natural History, located on the grounds of Harvard University, displays a sampling of specimens drawn from the collections of the University's three natural history research museums. It is physically connected to the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology and one admission grants visitors access to both museums. In the museum’s permanent galleries, visitors encounter the diversity of life on earth, from dinosaurs to fossil invertebrates and reptiles, to large mammals, birds and fish, and the only mounted Kronosaurus. The mineralogical galleries present a systematic display of meteorites, minerals and gemstones. The galleries also house the historic Ware Collection of Blaschka Glass Models of Plants, popularly known as the Glass Flowers and a new exhibition, Sea Creatures in Glass, displaying some of the Harvard Museum of Comparative Zoology's collection of the Blaschka models of marine invertebrates. In December 2012, Harvard announced a new consortium, the Harvard Museums of Science and Culture, whose members are the Harvard Museum of Natural History, the Semitic Museum, the Peabody Museum, and the Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments.

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