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Harvard Science Center

Nestled in the cradle of American academia, the Harvard Science Center encapsulates centuries of scientific progress, entwined with the Ivy League legacy of Harvard University. This hub of innovation and exploration is not just a building; it's a testament to human knowledge and aspiration, and it's a must-see for any traveler seeking to immerse themselves in the intellectual zeitgeist of New England.


Location

Located at 1 Oxford Street in Cambridge, the Harvard Science Center stands near Harvard Yard, the historic heart of the university. Positioned along the Charles River, the Science Center enjoys a stunning view of Boston's skyline, and its strategic location provides a gateway to many interwoven historical, cultural, and culinary experiences that the area is renowned for.

History

The edifice, as awe-inspiring as the wisdom that it houses, has been a bastion of science since the doors opened in 1973. A marvel of Modern Movement architecture, it was designed by José Luis Sert, an esteemed figure in the world of urban planning and design, whose vision was to create a communal space that would foster scientific exchange. Through the decades, it has stood witness to Nobel Laureates and the indelible mark they've left on the scientific community.

What to See

Enter the hallowed halls of the Harvard Science Center to encounter a myriad of interactive and educational experiences. From state-of-the-art laboratories to classrooms that have nurtured the brightest minds, the sights within are as diverse as they are engaging.

Visitors can expect to marvel at the grand lecture halls, the Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments, and the countless exhibits that showcase advancements in fields ranging from physics to biology. The Science Center is not just a building; it is an educational odyssey that dares guests to immerse themselves in the lore of academia.

Nearby Attractions

Beyond the cloisters of the Harvard Science Center, a world of cultural expanse awaits. The rich tapestry of Cambridge is interwoven with intellectual posies that bloom in the forms of its libraries, museums, and galleries.

A stone's throw from the Science Center brings you to the Harvard Museum of Natural History, home to an extraordinary gathering of specimens and artifacts. The historic Longfellow House, Harvard Square, and the MIT Museum are also within reach, each offering its unique flavor of historical significance and contemporary appeal.


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Make the most of your visit to Boston by aboard the Boston Sightseeing Double-Decker Bus, which offers a comprehensive tour of Cambridge and the greater Boston area. The tour narrators provide fascinating insights into the region's history and take you within reach of iconic sites like the Old North Church, Bunker Hill, and the Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum. With stops throughout the city, it's the perfect way to experience Boston's rich heritage and contemporary charm.

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$37.00

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Hop-On Hop-Off All  Day

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Night Tour

Night Tour

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