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Field Group with researcher

PLEASE NOTE: In compliance with Harvard University policy to reduce the risk of COVID-19, Harvard Forest office buildings and the Fisher Museum are closed to the public until further notice.

Recreational trails remain open to the public.

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The Harvard Forest's conference center, including on-site housing and meeting facilities, welcomes a wide range of visitors annually for workshops, retreats, professional gatherings, and more. We also host a variety of educational programs for learners of all ages. Field trips and guided research tours showcase the Harvard Forest's varied landscape and ongoing ecological research.

Through these educational programs and our conference center, we at the Harvard Forest hope to inspire the next generation of scientists and land stewards, build transformative relationships with students, faculty, and our local community, and foster long-term engagement with our visitors. These relationships guide our research and help us to better address environmental challenges in ways that are relevant to all.

To create more equitable access to our facilities and accommodate a broader diversity of learners, we offer financial support to eliminate fee-related barriers to access. Further, we are working to build our own understanding of the needs of learners from all backgrounds, and working to expand racial, cultural, economic, ability, urban-to-rural, and gender diversity and representation at the Harvard Forest.

Plan Your Visit

Make sure you review the planning your visit section before filling out the application.  Harvard Forest offers a range of amenities and activities and some of these incur a user fee.

Please be advised of changes to our reservation capacity for 2020-2021 conferences and guided tours. Moving forward, dates and times will be offered according to a group's proposed activity. Calendars with available date/time slots for each group type are provided here to streamline the reservation process.

Choose the appropriate option:

Educational Field Trips and Day Tours

    • Check the calendar:
      • K-12 tours are currently unavailable through at least Summer 2021.
      • University and adult tours are available VIRTUALLY. Please email to inquire.
      • Self-guided tours that include the Fisher Museum are unavailable through at least Summer 2021. However, our recreational trails remain open during this time.
    • Learn more about the content of a typical guided tour.
    • Learn more about guided tour fees.
    • Make a reservation through our application process.


Conferences, Workshops, and Courses

University, non-profit, government, and professional meetings and college courses. Services may include guided tours, meeting and dining space, and overnight stays.