Museums in West Cambridge


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Cambridge Historical Tours unearths nearly 400 years of history during informative jaunts that cast light on the area's captivating, funny, and sometimes gory past. Sheathed in authentic Victorian attire, guides lead groups on 75-minute treks back in time, fusing wholesome doses of humor with laboriously researched facts. Guests take in the historic landmark Memorial Hall on the campus of Harvard University, and absorb the eerie ambiance of the Cambridge Burial Ground, where many of Harvard's early presidents are buried.
4 Brattle Street
Cambridge,
MA
US
Question recent visitors to the Harvard Museum of Natural History Museum about their favorite exhibit, and you’ll get a different answer every time. Some might gush about the 42-foot-long Kronosaurus skeleton, whereas others may fancy the 1,600-pound amethyst geode. But nearly everyone will mention the collection of 3,000 glass flowers, which are world-renowned for their accuracy and intricacy.
26 Oxford St
Cambridge,
MA
US
Founded in 1866, the Peabody Museum is one of the oldest anthropological museums in the world, with an in-depth collection of artifacts spanning prehistory to present. You'll learn about the evolution of cultures through a variety of current exhibits. Head into the Pacific Islands Hall to find carvings, shields, and shadow puppets from Hawaii, Micronesia, and other islands, and get a dose of colonial life in the early Harvard Yard with Digging Veritas, where you can scope out framed papyrus LSAT scores. The Wiyohpiyata display treats guests to distinct scents, motions, ambient sounds, and more to evoke the character of original 19th-century Lakota drawings collected at Little Big Horn. Your Groupon also affords you admission to the nearby Harvard Museum of National History, where muzzled opera singers can get a glimpse of the famed Glass Flowers exhibit, a collection of more than 3,000 highly realistic glass-blown models of flowers and plants.
11 Divinity Ave
Cambridge,
MA
US
Art is generally subjective...but not the works of art at MOBA, which, by their very inclusion in the collection, must be regarded as objectively awful. The collection includes approximately 600 pieces scattered across three Boston-area locations, including the original gallery, located in a movie theater—specifically right outside the men’s room.
55 Davis Square
Somerville,
MA
US
The Center for Arabic Culture [CAC] is a non-profit organization dedicated to celebrating Arabic language, culture, art, history, and Arab-American cultural experience. We offer adult education courses, youth enrichment programs and language programs.
191 Highland Avenue
Somerville,
MA
US
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