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Birds of the World Gallery at HMNH

Official Website:Birds of the World Gallery at HMNH
Venue:Harvard Museum of Natural History
Location:26 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138 map
Phone:617-495-3045
Dates:Tuesday, January 1, 2019 - Thursday, November 21, 2019
Hours:Hours Vary see below
Ages:Toddlers, Kids, Teens, Adults
In/Outdoor:Indoor
Cost:$$ see below
Category:Exhibits


Birds of the World Gallery at HMNHBoasting over 10,000 species, birds are the most diverse land vertebrates on the planet, surpassing the biological diversity of mammals, reptiles, and amphibians.

Thriving in every corner of the globe, from tropical forests to polar ice caps, birds vary tremendously in habit and size, from diminutive bee hummingbirds to towering 10-foot-high elephant birds.

In celebration of these beaked and feathered marvels, the Harvard Museum of Natural History has opened the new Birds of the World gallery.

This exhibition is the culmination of months of cleaning and restoring mounted bird specimens from the ornithology collection of the Museum of Comparative Zoology, completely refurbishing antique cases, and redesigning the exhibit displays.

On the balcony encircling the museum’s Great Mammal Hall, this bright, newly remodeled gallery captures the staggering diversity of birds with many hundreds of stunning specimens, representing over 200 different bird families.

This exhibition is made possible by a generous gift in memory of Melvin R. Seiden, Harvard AB 1952, LLB 1955.

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Open daily:
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Closed on:
• January 1
• Thanksgiving Day
• December 24
• December 25


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Adults: $12.00 Non-Harvard Students with I.D.: $10.00 Seniors (65+): $10.00 Children ages 3–18: $8.00 Children under 3: Free

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  • Free to Massachusetts residents every Sunday morning (year-round) from 9:00 am to noon and on Wednesdays from 3:00 to 5:00 pm (September through May) excluding commercial groups. Please be prepared to present proof of residency.
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