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Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology Cambridge

Where is it at?

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Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology
11 Divinity Ave
Harvard University
Cambridge
MA
02138
Tel: 617-496-1027

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The Peabody Museum can be found on the Harvard University campus, which is a short 7-8 minute walk through historic Harvard Yard - at 11 Divinity Ave in Cambridge.

Where are we going today?

Have you ever wondered how other people lived in the past? What they might have been like?  What they ate?  Perhaps how their lives different to yours now?

The Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology has a fascinating and diverse collection - from Native American totem poles, to precious artifacts of the ancient world, and even impressive Maya sculptures - that will educate kids on the history of the planet and those who have walked among it.

Kids will learn about cultures from other parts of the world, such as the Americas, Asia, Europe, Africa and even the Pacific Islands.  Kids - do you think you could name some of the Pacific Islands, and guess how they might have lived?

The museum are always holding special exhibitions on fascinating topics such as the war, photography, life a few centuries ago...and they keep changing so keep and eye on what is coming up so you don't miss out!  Peabody would love to have you there. 

There are over 3000 objects on display.  Think that sounds a lot?  Well, consider they have a collection of over 1.2 MILLION objects!  Can you imagine having to sort all of that out?

So as you wander around the museum, think to yourself how these people may have lived.  What personalities they may have had, what they did for fun, and what they ate for dinner.  The wonderful thing about museums is they bring history to life - so they stories come out of the display cabinets and into the room, and your imagination.  

So join Peabody on his quest to view the past world! 

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How much does it cost?

  • Adults$12
  • Children$8 (Ages 3 - 18)
  • Free Under: 3
LAST UPDATED 2014

When can we go?

9am - 5pm 7 days aweek

Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Years Day

Teachers corner

The Museum has K-12 programs about the Aztecs, Maya, and Native Americans, as well as self-guided tours, special programs, and resources for teachers. .

I'm Hungry!

There are lots of tasty restaurants in Harvard Square!.

Healthy Eating!

On Tuesdays there is a farmers' market from Noon to 6pm, held through mid June to October. You can always find some tasty and healthy foods there! .

Any Top Tips?

Did you know that third Saturday afternoon, the Museum hosts a fun family activity!? Most of these are included in the price of the admission, so keep an eye out! .

What people are saying?

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    I fell in love, not just with Harvard, but as an anthropologist. I can't express how well put together it was. I was very happy with my visit.

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    Founded in 1866 by George Peabody, making it one of the oldest museums devoted to anthropology, with one of the most comprehensive collections in the world. Pro-Tip: Free on Sunday Mornings!

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