The best museums in Cambridge in March 2023

These are the top 10 best museums in Cambridge, United States, ranked by their rating and popularity in 2023. Click a museum for more information about the museum, including visitor information, exhibitions and reviews.

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These are the best museums in Cambridge:

  1. Harvard Museum of Natural History1

    Harvard Museum of Natural History

    Cambridge, MA
    This one is simply overwhelming. Dozens of thrilling things to see here, including the astonishing glass flowers and whale skeletons.
  2. The Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments2

    The Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments

    Cambridge, MA
  3. Semitic Museum3

    Semitic Museum

    Cambridge, MA
    The Harvard Museum of the Ancient Near East ( HMANE , previously the Harvard Semitic Museum ) is a museum founded in 1889. It moved into its present location at 6 Divinity Avenue in Cambridge, Massachusetts , in 1903.
  4. MIT Museum4

    MIT Museum

    Cambridge, MA
    The MIT Museum , founded in 1971, is located at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts . It hosts collections of holography , technology-related artworks, artificial intelligence , architecture, robotics , maritime history , and the history of MIT . Its holography coll
  5. Harvard University Herbaria5

    Harvard University Herbaria

    Cambridge, MA
    The Harvard University Herbaria and Botanical Museum are institutions located on the grounds of Harvard University at 22 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, Massachusetts . The Botanical Museum is one of three which comprise the Harvard Museum of Natural History . The Herbaria , founded in 1842 by Asa Gray
  6. Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology6

    Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology

    Cambridge, MA
    The Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology is a museum affiliated with Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts . Founded in 1866, the Peabody Museum is one of the oldest and largest museums focusing on anthropological material, with particular focus on the ethnography and archaeology of
  7. Arthur M. Sackler Museum7

    Arthur M. Sackler Museum

    Cambridge, MA
    The museum consists of the Fogg Museum, Busch-Reisinger Museum, and Arthur M. Sackler Museum. It displays wide range of art including American and European paintings, postwar contemporary art from German-speaking Europe, Greek and Roman sculptures and many more.
  8. List Visual Arts Center8

    List Visual Arts Center

    Cambridge, MA
    Established in 1950, the List Visual Arts Center ( LVAC ) is the contemporary art museum of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology . It is known for temporary exhibitions in its galleries located in the MIT Media Lab building, as well as its administration of the permanent art collection distribu
  9. Longfellow House - Washington's Headquarters9

    Longfellow House - Washington's Headquarters

    Cambridge, MA
  10. Carpenter Center For the Visual Arts10

    Carpenter Center For the Visual Arts

    Cambridge, MA
    The Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts at Harvard University , in Cambridge , Massachusetts is the only building designed primarily by Le Corbusier in the United States —he contributed to the design of the United Nations Secretariat Building —and one of only two in the Americas (the other being th

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