Natural History Museum of Harvard was founded in 1998 as the “public face” of the three research museums – the Museum of Comparative Zoology, the Geological Museum, and seagrass beds, with a mission to improve the understanding and appreciation of the natural world and man’s place in it. Museum exhibitions from the collections of Harvard University Natural History, members of the faculty of Harvard offers a unique experience and a series of programs for members and the general public, provoking an intense exchange of information and ideas, founded in the spirit of discovery. With over 180,000 visitors per year, the Natural History Museum, Harvard is the most visited museum of the University.
A robust travel plan complements the museum’s mission to raise awareness of the natural world. Travel in small groups, often led by the Faculty of Harvard, the Museum of experienced travelers to exotic destinations, are particularly important as recognized biodiversity hotspots. The museum is composed of members, with over 3,200 current members, mainly from the Boston metropolitan area. Although the museum is affiliated with Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences and received strong support from the university that draws most of its revenues from admissions, membership, donations and income programs.
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