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Please pardon our appearance as we remodel the Fisher Museum steps. The Museum will be open during regularly scheduled hours. During this phase, you can still use the Museum entrance or the accessible ramp in the back of the building.  Thank you for your patience.

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

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 guided tours of the field-based Hemlock Hospice exhibit, which will close its year-long run in Nov. 2018, plus science talks and the premiere of a documentary film. See the press release for specifics about program timing, and RSVP for the event here (note: RSVPs are not required to attend). 

2017-2018 Exhibit


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

Exhibition on view (free) in the Fisher Museum and via a self-guided tour through November 18, 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