Visit

Visitor at the Harvard Museum of the Ancient Near East

Visit

The Harvard Museum of the Ancient Near East is one of the four Harvard Museums of Science & Culture. We encourage you to read our Know Before You Go policies.


Admission: Free
 
Hours: Sunday–Friday, 11:00am–4:00pm

Closed:

  • Monday, October 10, 2022 (Indigenous Peoples' Day)
  • Wednesday, November 23, 2022 (day before Thanksgiving)
  • Thursday, November 24, 2022 (Thanksgiving Day)
  • Friday, December 23, 2022 (day before Christmas Eve)
  • Saturday, December 24, 2022 (Christmas Eve)
  • Sunday, December 25, 2022 (Christmas)
  • Monday, December 26, 2022 (day after Christmas)
  • Sunday, January 1, 2023 (New Year's Day)

Directions

By Train

1. Take a MBTA Red Line to Harvard Square Station
2. Take a Massachusetts Avenue exit
3. Walk diagonally through Harvard Yard to
4. Continue walking through the Plaza
5. Turn right on Kirkland St
6. Turn left onto Divinity Ave

By Bus

1. Take the 86 Bus to Kirkland St
2. Turn right on Kirkland St
3. Take the first left onto Divinity Ave
 

By Car

From Harvard Square

1. Head East on Massachusetts Ave
2. Make a slight right onto Cambridge St
3. Make a slight left to stay on Cambridge St
4. Turn left onto Quincy St
5. Turn right onto Kirkland St
6. Take your first left onto Divinity Avenue

 

Museum Parking

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.

Tour and school buses may get detailed bus parking instructions by contacting reservations at 617-495-3216.

Photography

Personal photography is allowed; however, the use of flash and tripods is not permitted in the galleries. The use of selfie sticks in the museum is prohibited. Commercial photography or video cameras are not permitted without written permission. Please contact the museum for permission: hmane@harvard.edu or (617) 495-4631. For rights and permissions regarding publications, please consult our Rights and Permissions page.

Group Visits

Virtual Field Trips

Virtual Field Trips for 10-50 middle school students per session are available. Please reserve at least two weeks in advance. The fee is $150 for up to 50 students and two session can be presented per day.

Self-Guided On Site Group Visits

The Harvard Museum of the Ancient Near East is available for grades 4-12 self-guided group visits on Wednesdays or Fridays during the academic year. Summer and January have more availability. Self-guided student groups are welcome in groups of 10–24 people. Groups of 25 and more can arrange a staggered entrance to accommodate college classes in the same building.
 
College-level educators are invited to bring their classes from any university or program to the museum once open, Monday-Friday and Sundays.
 
Please register all group visits at least two weeks in advance by using the online Reservation Request Form. The museum may not be able to allow entry without advance registration. Self-guided group tours are free of charge.

Educator Admission

Educators are invited to visit the museum free of charge, anytime during open hours to develop assignments for their students’ visits.