Fees & Booking

Apache doll

 Apache Doll, 19th century, Claflin Collection. 985-27-10/59182.

School & Group Programs and Self-Guided Visits (K-12)


Museum programs are sixty minutes, unless noted otherwise. Arrive 30 minutes before program start time to register and receive a short orientation. Program fee includes time to explore the museum on your own.

Self-Guided Visits

Self-Guided Visits include two hours of exploration time and a short orientation. Fees include admission to the museum and the Harvard Museum of Natural History.

School and Youth Group Fees

Museum program rates start at $200 per group and include admission to the museum and the Harvard Museum of Natural History. Self-Guided Visits are $5 per student. Required adults (chaperones and teachers) are free of charge. Groups may be eligible for a fee reduction based upon the percent of students receiving free and reduced lunch. See chart for details. Call for an exact price quote.

School and Youth Group Chaperones

One adult (teacher or chaperone) per five students is required for grades K-8.


Advance reservations for these programs and self-guided visits are required. For information, reservations, special requests or to be added to the mailing list, please contact Cathy Kittredge at 617-495-3216 or email pmae-ed@hmsc.harvard.edu. To develop a program on a new topic please contact Education Manager Polly Hubbard at 617-495-2916.

Prepaid Museum Passes for Educational Institutions

High schools and other institutions can purchase blocks of individual tickets at the discounted group rate. Faculty, students, and staff will have the opportunity to visit at any convenient time—with or without their peers—and still benefit from the $1.00 discount.
The minimum purchase is 40 passes.

Students under 18: $7.00
College students: $9.00
Faculty/staff adults: $11.00

Educators are invited to visit the museum to develop the assignment for their students’ visits; MTA card-holders are always admitted free. To purchase passes, please contact Faith Sutter at faith_sutter@harvard.edu or at 617-495-3397.

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