Harvard Museum of Natural History

Among the unique exhibits at the museum are the world-famous collection of Glass FlowersHoneybees in Action, a close-up look at the daily life of a colony; Earth & Planetary Sciences, which displays thousands of rare minerals and sparkling gemstones, including  a 1,600-pound amethyst geode; and much more. Groups can explore life in a New England forest through storytelling, participate in movement activities and examination of real specimens of plants, animals, and fungi specimens, look at animals with and without backbones, examine birds, reptiles, mammals, and amphibians to compare their life cycles and special characteristics that make each group unique, explore the connections between living and nonliving components of an ecosystem, investigate climate in two dramatically different periods of Earth’s history and compare it to today’s changing climate, and more.

Contact Info
Address: 26 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138. Middlesex County. Tel: 617-495-3045. Email: hmnh@hmsc.harvard.edu. Website: hmnh.harvard.edu. Hrs: Daily 9AM - 5PM.

Trip Info
Grade Level: All grades. Activity Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recmm. Length of Visit: 40-60 min. Cost: Fee.
 
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Science, Environmental Studies.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Science, Environmental Science.
 

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Museums & Exhibits Lesson Plan

Hunting for ideas to make museum trips more exciting? Allow a sculpture to inspire a creative story. Enact a skit from a painting. Sketch creatures from a science exhibit. Giving your students a fun focus can make a trip to the museum more enjoyable.... Continue