HMSC open for Harvard faculty, students, and staff with valid Harvard ID starting 9/1/21

September 1, 2021

The Harvard Museums of Science & Culture (HMSC) are open for in-person visitation for Harvard faculty, students, and staff with a valid Harvard ID starting Wednesday, September 1, 2021.

People without valid Harvard IDs are not allowed at this time. Harvard faculty who wish to schedule a class visit may contact the HMSC Reservations Department. We are working with Harvard University on a phased reopening and look forward to sharing details for public access soon. Sign up for our enews to receive the latest updates.Check the HMSC website for all four museums' visitation hours.

We encourage you to continue to enjoy our museum at home content, including newly added virtual programs, tours, podcasts, and coloring pages on HMSC Connects! We look forward to welcoming everyone back to the museums soon!

Upcoming exhibitions:

  • Muchos Méxicos: Crossroads of the Americas explores Mexico’s rich history as a site of human innovation, creativity, and cultural diversity. Presented in Spanish and English.
  • Mediterranean Marketplaces: Connecting the Ancient World explores how the movement of goods, peoples, and ideas around the ancient Mediterranean transformed the lives and livelihoods of people at all levels of society.
  • Over their 50 years creating the Glass Flowers Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka continually experimented with materials and methods that pushed the boundaries of glassworking. From the Hands of the Makers explores what it takes to both make and conserve a model and investigates the lingering mysteries surrounding the making of the glass flowers—closely held secrets that only modern technology can reveal.