There is something intriguing about the combination of history and science all in the same place. If you're not convinced, try visiting The Harvard Museum of Natural History. The museum gives you a visually stimulating tour of life as it has developed on earth over millions of years. If you're able to visit the museum, be sure to check out the following displays:
The Mineral Gallery - A rare opportunity to view hundreds of natural minerals, gemstones, and meteorites. If you appreciate the beauty of gemstones, pick three of your favorites and try to find them in the gallery. If you like amethyst, you have a surprise waiting for you.
- Admission is only $9, and if you're a Massachusetts resident, admission is free on Wednesdays from 3 to 5pm (September through May) and Sundays from 9am to noon (year round).
- If you're looking for unique gifts, the gift shop offers some great ideas. In particular, the shop sells plants to grow at home including hydroponic herbs, vegetables, flowers, and fruit.
- If you're looking to grab something to eat after visiting the museum (remember, no food or drinks are allowed inside), Harvard Square is only a 10 minute walk away.