Harvard Museums of Science and Culture

The Harvard Museums of Science & Culture offer captivating programming for all ages, permanent galleries, and dynamic rotating exhibits–from a 42-foot-long Kronosaurus to delicate Glass Flowers; from a massive Maya and Egyptian monuments  to instruments used by famous scientists and Nobel Prize winners. The HMSC museum partnership invites you to Harvard University's distinctive collections and vital research on human civilizations, biodiversity, and the history of Earth and science.

Peabody Museum of Ethnology and Archaeology

The Peabody Museum was founded in 1866 by George Peabody and is one of the oldest museums in the world devoted to anthropology. The Museum has one of the most comprehensive collections of North American archaeology and ethnology in the world. From towering Native American totem poles and large Maya sculptures to precious artifacts of the ancient world, the Peabody Museum is among the oldest archaeological and ethnographic museums in the world with one of the finest collections of human cultural history found anywhere.

Harvard Semitic Museum

Founded in 1889, the Harvard Semitic Museum houses more than 40,000 Near Eastern artifacts, mostly from museum-sponsored excavations in Egypt, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Syria, and Tunisia. We use these collections to investigate and teach Near Eastern archaeology, history, and culture.



Harvard Art Museums

The Harvard Art Museums—the Fogg Museum, the Busch-Reisinger Museum, and the Arthur M. Sackler Museum—advance knowledge about and appreciation of art and art museums. The museums are committed to preserving, documenting, presenting, interpreting, and strengthening the collections and resources in their care.The Harvard Art Museums bring to light the intrinsic power of art and promote critical looking and thinking for students, faculty, and the public. Through research, teaching, professional training, and public education, the museums encourage close study of original works of art, enhance access to the collections, support the production of original scholarship, and foster university-wide collaboration across disciplines.