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Harvard Museum of Natural History: A treasure right around the corner

Looking for a Boston-area activity that will captivate kids and grownups alike? Try the Harvard Museum of Natural History, located on the Harvard University campus just two subway stops away from The Kendall Hotel.

One of Boston’s best-kept secrets, this wonderful museum serves as the public face of Harvard’s three research museums. It’s the perfect size for a morning or afternoon visit: engaging without being overwhelming.

Permanent exhibits at the museum include a huge array of minerals, gemstones, and meteorites; an impressive collection of fossils and mounted animal specimens; and the famous Glass Flowers, lifelike models of the plant kingdom created by German glass artisans Leopold and Rudolph Blaschka in the late 1800s and early 1900s.

Other not-to-be-missed exhibits provide an insider’s look at climate-change research and a multi-media display on the natural history and ecology of New England forests.

The Harvard Natural History Museum also presents family programs, adult classes, and a wide variety of lectures and special events. Check their website for a full schedule.

While you’re in the neighborhood, be sure to stroll around Harvard Square and check out the always-entertaining street scene. Then come back and relax with us at the Kendall Hotel, where historic charm and high-tech amenities exist side by side. Contact us for more information or to book a room.

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