Museum Temporarily Closed to Public
Health and Safety Update
We continue to monitor the evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and prioritize the safety of our visitors, staff, students and volunteers. In the interests of reducing the number of people on campus and slowing the opportunity for transmission, the university museums are closing to the public, at the end of business on Thursday, March 12 until further notice. All public programs, classes, and events have been canceled. Over the next few weeks we will be assessing the situation and reviewing options for when we will be able to re-open to the public.
From Harvard Square
Parking in front of the museum is not available. Parking for cars and vans is available at the garage located at 52 Oxford Street. Permits must be purchased in advance online through the Harvard Parking Office using code 2021.
Weekend permits for the Oxford Street Garage can be purchased in-person at the Harvard Museum of Natural History's admission desk at 26 Oxford Street. License plate number required for purchase.
Tour and school buses may get detailed bus parking instructions by visiting this page or by contacting reservations at 617-495-3216.