Self Guided Group Visits & Guided Tours

The Harvard Semitic Museum is available for self-guided group visits and two different docent-led tours for groups of 10 or more adults or students. Tours last from 30-60 minutes. Please register all group visits at least two weeks in advance. We may not be able to allow entry without advance registration. Self-guided group visits are free of charge. Docent-led tours cost 2 dollars per person.

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 Virtual Field Trips

Virtual Field Trips are temporarily unavailable while the Mesopotamian Monuments gallery undergoes a major renovation. Reservations may be made anytime; Virtual Field Trip programs will resume in December 2017. 

Virtual Field Trips for 10-50 middle school students per session must also be reserved at least two weeks in advance. The fee is $150 for up to 50 students.

Please complete the online Reservation Request Form to begin the reservations process. When the request has been reviewed, you will be contacted by the Education Department to complete the reservation.

Educator Admission

Educators are invited to bring their classes to the Harvard Semitic Museum. Reservations for classes are required; please contact the reservation desk by phone (617-495-3216) or by email ( on Monday-Friday, between 9:00 am and 3:00 pm. Educators are invited to visit the museum anytime during open hours to develop assignments for their students’ visits.