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Private Group Tours of the

HARVARD MUSEUM OF

NATURAL HISTORY

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Private Group Tours of the

HARVARD MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY

Explore the galleries of The Harvard Museum of Natural History on a private tour for students and adults. Tours are led by current Harvard students.

About Tours of Harvard Museum of Natural History

Group tours through the Harvard Museum of Natural History Learn the history of the museum as you immerse yourselves in it’s vast collections. You’ll see over 3,000 mineral specimens, collected from all over the world. You can use a digital “family tree” to discover the relationship between two animals, like a dolphin and a fire ant! You’ll see the newly renovated Great Mammal Hall, featuring animal specimens, including a Whale skeleton mounted in 1872. In Romer Hall you’ll find the evolutionary history of vertebrates including spectacularly preserved fishes, dinosaurs and early mammals. Finally, You’ll step inside the internationally acclaimed Glass Flowers exhibit: over 4,000 glass models depicting 847 species of plant in perfect detail. These are just some of the many galleries contained in the museum and tours can be tailored to fit your interests!

Check out our Private Group Tour Catalog!

Group Tour Benefits

  • Harvard student guides greet your group on campus or at the museum.
  • Tours are scheduled to fit your needs.
  • Year-round availability.
  • Multiple guides available for large groups
  • Dedicated project manager makes sure your event run smoothly.

Private rates:$499for the first 1-20 guests

    • Each additional student: $19
    • Each additional adult: $25
    • Tour Operators booking multiple tours can request special rates.
  • MoNH Tour Themes Include

    MoNH Tour Themes Include

    The Harvard Museum of Natural History Tour focuses its content on two major themes.

    1. Historicity vs Modernity: Just about everything in the museum is a balance between a preservation of historical discoveries and a desire to showcase those discoveries in a modern, exciting way.

    2. Museum Lore: Collections like those inside the museum don’t come about without collecting some great stories as well. We’ll tell you all about how the museum came to find some of it’s greatest displays.

  • MoNH Collections

    MoNH Collections

    Our tour travels all throughout the museum of Natural History! The galleries you will see include:

    – The Glass Flowers: Officially the Ware Collection of Blaschka Glass Models of Plants, the “Glass Flowers,” includes over 4,000 models, representing more than 830 plant species – all made from glass.
    – Great Mammal Hall: A recently renovated exhibit, this hall contains specimens of all types of mammals from giraffes and bison, to flying squirrels and whales.
    – Romer Hall of Vertebrate Paleontology: Showcases the evolutionary history of vertebrates, including spectacularly preserved fishes, dinosaurs, and diminutive early mammals.
    – And many others!

  • MoNH Highlights

    MoNH Highlights

    The World Famous Glass Flowers collection
    The world’s only mounted Kronosaurus, a 42-foot-long prehistoric marine reptile
    One of the first Triceratops skulls ever discovered
    The world’s largest turtle shell from the extinct Stupendemys Geographicus
    3,000 specimens of minerals, gemstones, and meteorites

Package Options

About Packages

We bundle our tours with a variety of popular activities including attractions, dining, transportation and lodging. These packages are customized based on the needs of our clients. To create a package, click “Book Now” and select the options you are interested in. Save money, time, and hassle by creating a tour package! Below are some of our most popular add-ons:

Add Walking Tours

Sometimes your group wants more than one tour! Trademark Tours offers some of the best walking tours in Cambridge and Boston. Choose from a variety of tours including Harvard, MIT or the Freedom Trail. View our Private Group Tour Catalog for a full list of options.

Add Casual Lunch or Dinner

Great for groups who want to eat together in a restaurant at a price that won’t break the bank. Options include: The Hong Kong, Pinocchio’s Pizza or All-you-can-eat at The Maharaja.

Add an Attraction

We partner with the top attractions in Boston and Cambridge including:

  • Harvard Museum of Natural History
  • Old Town Trolley
  • Boston Duck Tours
  • Blue Man Group
  • New England Aquarium
  • Discounts are are available – rates will vary based on the specifics of your package.

Add Fine Dining

We work with dozens of restaurants in Harvard Square, Cambridge, Boston and beyond. Let us help you set up reservations or special events. Options include: Beat Brasserie, Park, State Street Provisions or Russell House Tavern.

Add Lodging

Looking for a multi-day experience? We work with area hotels, inns, B&Bs, and college dormitories to provide lodging options for our groups at prices you won’t find on Expedia or other online booking sites.

Tour Starting Location

Our typical starting location is 68 Mt. Auburn Street, Cambridge MA 02138

(the tour bus drop-off in Harvard Square). We can customize this starting location to fit you needs

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Languages

Do you speak another language? Don't worry, for an additional fee, we offer our tours in these languages

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Christina H.

Did a tour with Morgan, a super sweet freshman full of enthusiasm and love and respect for Harvard! The university did themselves a favor accepting such a wonderful young woman!

Christina H.

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