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The Fisher Museum's main exhibit displays 23 internationally acclaimed models (dioramas) portraying the history, conservation and management of central New England forests.

Other exhibits at the museum represent the range of ecological research at the Harvard Forest. Outdoors, our system of interpretive trails provide additional opportunities for learning.

Fall Events

Author Event: Tales from an Uncertain World, with Lisa Gardiner

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 - 7:00 p.m. 

Free and open to the public

So far, humanity hasn't done very well in addressing the ongoing climate catastrophe. Veteran science educator Lisa Gardiner believes we can learn to do better, by understanding how we've dealt with other types of environmental risks in the past. Learn more about the book and the author.


How Does Nature Say Goodbye? Loss, Recovery, and Action in a Disappearing Hemlock Forest

Saturday, October 20 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

Free and open to the public.

A morning program beginning at 10am will include science and policy talks, a short film screening, and conservation activity. The program will be followed by family-friendly guided tours of the field-based Hemlock Hospice art exhibit, which will close its year-long run in November 2018. 


2017-2018 Exhibit


Presented by David Buckley Borden (Artist-in-residence), Aaron Ellison (Senior Ecologist), and Salua Rivero (2017 summer undergraduate intern)

Exhibition on view (free) in the Fisher Museum and via a self-guided tour from October 7, 2017 to November 2018.
Learn more about the exhibit.

Please note: Through Nov. 18, 2018, we are offering a limited number of 2.5-hour guided tours (Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays) of the Hemlock Hospice field installation. These tours are only available for group sizes under 25. The cost is $300. If you are interested, please contact