Over 1.8 million nonprofits and charities for donors, volunteers and funders

Harvard Museum of Natural History

Rating: 4.5 stars   2 reviews 248


26 Oxford Street Cambridge MA 02138 USA


With a mission to enhance public understanding and appreciation of the natural world and the human place in it, the Harvard Museum of Natural History draws on the University's vast collections and cutting edge research to present a historic and interdisciplinary exploration of science and nature. More than a quarter million visitors annually make it the University's most-visited museum. The museum is one of the four Harvard Museums of Science & Culure.

Target demographics:

40,000 school children per year come in group visits for natural history education programs and self-guided visits.

Direct beneficiaries per year:

250,000 visit museum exhibitions, attend classes, programs and free public lectures

Geographic areas served:

Boston, Massachusetts, New England, National


Exhibitions across many areas of natural history, access to Harvard University speakers and programs.

Write a Review
Invite Reviews Share This Nonprofit

See How 3Hrs Can Help

More Info


Filter Reviews by Role

Promote This Nonprofit

GreatNonprofits badges allow you to raise awareness of your favorite nonprofits on your own web sites!

Review this charity on

Reviews for Harvard Museum of Natural History

Rating: 4 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

This is a terrific museum that will please everyone in your family. There's dinosaur bones, an enormous beetle collection, and plenty of large stuffed animals. And yet it's pretty compact so your kids aren't exhausted from having to walk around a huge museum. Informative explanations, easy coat/bag check, and it's very close to Harvard yard.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...


How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?


How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Quite well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?


Flag review
Role: Client Served
Rating: 5 stars  

22 people found this review helpful

This is a hidden treasure on the Harvard campus, just a short walk from Harvard Square...many new exhibitions with fascinating explanations of Evolution, how animals communicate with color, meteorites..even a great gallery on insects, crustaceans. My favorites are still the amazing 19th c. galleries with hundreds of animals..and of course the dinosaurs (including a triceratops skull) and the huge 42 foot Kronosaurus.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the excitement my son reported after 3rd grade visits to the minerals and meteorites gallery

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Changing exhibitions..and friends utter amazement when you take them to see the world famous Blaschka glass flowers.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

the volunteers on wednesdays and weekends are well-trained, and so eager to answer questions, & they let kids touch real specimens.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Renovate more galleries.

Ways to make it better...

there were a lunch or snack room to relax during our visit..but then we saved money with no such temptations.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

One thing I'd also say is that...

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?


Flag review