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“Glass Flowers”

Harvard Museum of Natural History
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$57.00*
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Ranked #4 of 80 things to do in Cambridge
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: More than 10,000 specimens are on display, including the 2,000 models of Harvard's renowned collection of 'Glass Flowers,' amazingly realistic flame-worked glass models of flowering plants commissioned to teach botany to students in the early 20th century. Family favorites include the dinosaurs and prehistoric mammals as well as some 500 current day mammals, including elephant, rhino, tigers, giraffe and skeletons of three whales. Outstanding Earth Sciences gallery with rare minerals, meteorites and a timeline of Earth history. New exhibits on New England Forests, Sea Creatures in Glass, and Marine Life in the Putnam Family Gallery.
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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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50 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Glass Flowers”
Reviewed November 9, 2012

Check out the collection of glass flowers. Amazing. Cannot tell that they are not real. Many more things to see too. Animals, fossils, exhibits. Perfect for families and adults.

Visited November 2012
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Potomac, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Intellectually amazing. A rare find”
Reviewed November 7, 2012

something off the beaten trail, not to be missed if time allows.
the glass flower exhibit is unbelievable.
iworth the visit and admission fee.

Visited November 2012
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N. Easton, MA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Glass Flowers, Rocks and Minerals, etc.”
Reviewed November 7, 2012

A nice, small natural history museum. The glass flowers are the most famous thing in the museum, and they are truly worth seeing. A good choice if you have limited time for museums.

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Connecticut
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319 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
“Good for both kids and adults”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

Lots to see here. The geological specimens are soooo beautiful; even if you don't like rocks, you will find them amazing. The glass flowers sounded like something I wanted to take a pass on -- until I saw them. Absolutely wonderful; you just can't believe the craftsmanship! I recommend this for everyone. It's fun, interesting, and has unique things to see.

Visited November 2012
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Bradford-on-Avon, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Fantastic”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

So much to see! Even our teenage boys got interested. From geology to wildlife, a really excellent way to spend a couple of hours.

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