Best of Boston

2010 Best Education, Activity

Harvard Museum of Natural History

If your precocious tots think they’ve seen everything, try sitting them in front of the case of enormous beetles at this house of curiosities, then savor their awestruck silence. Other impressive beasts on view include a buffalo, a jaguar, a giraffe, thousands of birds, and a rhinoceros—to say nothing of the massive dinosaur fossils—all stuffed, mounted, and densely arranged in glass ‘cages.’

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