In addition to the specific offerings planned for Reunion, many Harvard facilities are open to all participants during Reunion. Admission is gratis with your reunion name badge. Visit the websites listed below for additional information on hours of operation.
Harvard Art Museums: Re-View
Arthur M. Sackler Museum
485 Broadway (at Quincy Street)
This survey of approximately 600 works from the Harvard Art Museums’ three museums—the Fogg, the Busch-Reisinger, and the Arthur M. Sackler—is a unique installation of objects that have historically been exhibited in separate facilities. The Art Museums have one of the country’s preeminent art collections, and Re-View reflects the diversity and richness of these holdings, including Western art from antiquity to the present, Asian art, and Islamic and later Indian art.
Re-View is on long-term display at the Arthur M. Sackler Museum while the Art Museums’ building at 32 Quincy Street is closed for renovation.
Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments
One Oxford Street (Science Center, 1st Floor)
Harvard University has been acquiring scientific apparatus for teaching and research since 1672, and in 1948 established this collection for its preservation. View intricate, pioneering instruments dating as far back as c. 1400.
Harvard College Libraries
Multiple locations, hours vary
Visit Lamont, Widener, Houghton, or any of the libraries in the Harvard College Library system. Special access is granted to reunion alumni/ae and guests to access one of the most impressive library collections in the world.
Pusey Library and the Harvard University Archives
The Harvard University Archives supports the University’s dual mission of education and research by striving to preserve and provide access to Harvard’s historical records; to gather an accurate, authentic, and complete record of the life of the University; and to promote the highest standards of management for Harvard’s current records. The Pusey Library also houses the Harvard Map Collection—400,000 maps and 6,000 atlases, including large-scale topographic world maps.
Harvard Museum of Natural History
26 Oxford Street
9:00 AM–5:00 PM, daily
With a mission to enhance public understanding and appreciation of the natural world, the Harvard Museum of Natural History presents to the public Harvard’s natural history collections and research of scientists across the University. Its historic displays include the world-famous Blaschka “Glass Flowers,” an extensive collection of minerals and meteorites, and fossil, taxidermied, and jarred specimens.
Harvard Peabody Museum
11 Divinity Avenue
9:00 AM–5:00 PM, daily
Founded in 1866, the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology is one of the oldest museums in the world devoted to anthropology and houses one of the most comprehensive records of human cultural history in the Western hemisphere.
Harvard Athletic Facilities
Malkin Athletic Center, Mill Street
The Malkin Athletic Center is located centrally to all the River Houses. The majestic five-story building holds a wealth of options for the recreational exerciser. Two cardio rooms allow visitors to choose from more than 70 pieces of equipment. In addition to an Olympic-size pool for laps and swimming lessons, there is a smaller pool for aqua-aerobics and other activities. The Hemenway Gym and Blodgett Pool are also available to reunion attendees.