About the Harvard Museum of Natural History
With a mission to enhance public understanding and appreciation of the natural world, the Harvard Museum of Natural History presents Harvard's natural history collections and research of scientists across the university. Its historic displays include an extensive collection of minerals and meteorites; fossil, taxidermy and jarred specimens; and the world-famous Blaschka "Glass Flowers." New and changing exhibitions highlight current science and address contemporary issues including climate change and new insights in evolutionary biology.
The museum offers a wide array of lectures, classes and programs for learners of all ages. With 180,000 annual visitors, the Harvard Museum of Natural History is the university's most visited museum. The Harvard Museum of Natural History is at 26 Oxford St. in Cambridge, MA, a six- to seven-minute walk from the Harvard Square T station. The museum is handicapped accessible. For general information, call 1-617-495-3045 or visit http://www.hmnh.harvard.edu.
About Boston Marriott Cambridge
Situated in the heart of Kendall Square, just across the Charles River from downtown Boston, the Boston Marriott Cambridge Hotel is surrounded by universities, scientific research centers and historic sites. Harvard, MIT, Boston University, Tufts and Emerson College are all just minutes away. The landmark 26-story hotel offers 433 well-appointed guest rooms and suites, all of which feature high-speed wired and wireless internet access, high-definition televisions, 300-thread-count linens, down comforters, abundant pillows and thick mattresses. Dining options include the new Champions, open for breakfast and lunch; a Starbucks coffee bar; a lobby lounge; and room service available from 6 am to midnight. Guests can enjoy a sparkling indoor pool and newly remodeled fitness center with sauna and whirlpool. For hotel information and reservations, call (617) 494-6600 or visit http://www.MarriottCambridge.com.
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