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Museum of Comparative Zoology

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The Best Boston Has To Offer

This is a well explained tour through animal relationships and the evolution of life. The specimens... read more

Reviewed 18 September 2018
Boston, Massachusetts
Impressive and must do while on grounds of Harvard!!!

The collection in this museum is huge!!! We were completely impressed. Friendly staff and... read more

Reviewed 30 July 2018
Heather K
Houston, Texas
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17 Sep 2018
“The Best Boston Has To Offer”
29 Jul 2018
“Impressive and must do while on grounds of Harvard!!!”
The Museum of Comparative Zoology (MCZ) at Harvard University is a center for research and education focused on the comparative relationships of animal life.The MCZ's public exhibits can be viewed at the Harvard Museum of Natural History (HMNH).
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26 Oxford St, Cambridge, MA 02138-2932
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Reviewed 18 September 2018

This is a well explained tour through animal relationships and the evolution of life. The specimens and fossils are amazing, and the breadth of collections going back over 150 years is rare. It's a stop I always show my out-of-town guests. Your entry fee also...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 30 July 2018

The collection in this museum is huge!!! We were completely impressed. Friendly staff and thoroughly enjoyed our visit!

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Heather K
Reviewed 31 May 2017

This is a definite must do if you come to Cambridge. The glass flowers and sea creatures are exquisitely detailed and beautiful.

Date of experience: March 2017
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Reviewed 8 February 2017

Please note that the public exhibits are at the Harvard Museum of Natural History. The MCZ is a private research institution and is not open to the public.

Date of experience: February 2017
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Reviewed 15 October 2016

Signage indicated that this was a student only area. We did go around to the other side to find the Natural History building - seemed to be directly connected.

Date of experience: October 2016
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Reviewed 27 April 2016

Although the internet provides information this museum of natural history is so interesting. An adult learner can be stimulated easily with one of the 10 collections. My science project came together because of this educational resource.

Date of experience: August 2015
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Reviewed 29 February 2016

one key subtle display has some Burgess shale specimens. from the origin of animal life on earth. also the glass flowers. really interesting place to spend much time

Date of experience: February 2016
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Reviewed 14 November 2015

This museum is not fancy or colorful, but it is inside an impressive building with high ceilings and large windows and the expositions are always interesting and fun for children and adults. There is a lot to learn about insects and bugs and more. I...More

Date of experience: June 2015
Thank Danuza
Reviewed 13 November 2015

This is right near where I live and I love going there. Kids really love it. They have tour guides and there is a lot to learn. Great old building always being updated, which is great.

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank Paula M
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