Harvard University Museum of Comparative Zoology

Local nameHarvard University Museum of Comparative Zoology
LocationCambridge, Massachusetts, USA

The Museum of Comparative Zoology, full name "The Louis Agassiz Museum of Comparative Zoology", often abbreviated simply to "MCZ", is the zoology museum located on the grounds of Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. It is one of three natural history research museums at Harvard whose public face is the Harvard Museum of Natural History. Harvard MCZ's collections consist of some 21 million specimens, of which several thousand are on rotating display at the public museum. The current director of the Museum of Comparative Zoology is James Hanken, the Louis Agassiz Professor of Zoology at Harvard University.

Many of the exhibits in the public museum have not only zoological interest but also historical significance. Past exhibits have included a fossil sand dollar which was found by Charles Darwin in 1834, Captain Cook's mamo, and two pheasants that once belonged to George Washington, now on loan to Mount Vernon in Virginia.

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Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Museum_of_Comparative_Zoology

Official Website http://www.mcz.harvard.edu/hmnh/index.html

Facebook http://www.facebook.com/pages/Harvard-Museum-of-Natural-History/20101645677

Email hmnh@hmnh.harvard.edu

Phone +1 617 495 3045

Address 26 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA

Coordinates 42°22'43.441" N -71°6'56.263" E

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