We will start our day with a visit to the Harvard Museum of Natural History. The museum is on the grounds of Harvard University and displays a sampling of the specimens drawn from the collections of the University’s three natural history research museums – the Harvard University Herbaria, the Museum of Comparative Zoology, and the Harvard Mineralogical Museum. The museum also houses one of Harvard’s most famous treasure, the Ware Collection of Blaschka Glass Models of Plants, the “Glass Flowers.” This unique collection was created by glass artisans Leopold and Rudolf Blascha, a father and son from Dresden, Germany.
We will have a 70-minute adventure led by Harvard students. The tour is partly scripted to be a theatrical, entertaining performance! Tour themes include Harvard History, Insider information and Famous Harvardians. The tour covers major Harvard landmarks including Johnston Gate, John Harvard Statue, memorial Hall, Widener Library, Memorial Church, Harvard Lampoon, and the historic Winthrop Park.
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