Our Mission

The Mineralogical & Geological Museum at Harvard University (MGMH) is committed to the development and preservation of world-class collections of minerals, rocks, ores, meteorites and gems for research, education, and public display. We strive to meet the needs of students and faculty at Harvard University as well the geological community and public at large by serving as a uniquely rich resource of materials and information.

Featured Collection

Mineral Collection

Mineral Collection
Consists of more than 150,000 mineral samples, representing approximately 2,250 species from a broad range of localities.

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Plan Your Visit

Over 3,000 mineral, rock, gem, and meteorite specimens from the MGMH collections are on display in our public gallery. Our newly renovated Earth and Planetary Science Gallery is located within the Harvard Museum of Natural History at 26 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA. Visiting hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, with the exception of New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Please visit the HMNH website for more information about visiting the museum.