Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology

From towering Native American totem poles and Maya sculptures to finely woven textiles and everyday utensils, the Peabody Museum is among the oldest archaeological and ethnographic museums in the world with one of the finest collections of human cultural history found anywhere.

11 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138

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The Peabody Museum is a member of the Harvard Museums of Science & Culture (HMSC).

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  • Kalahari Perspectives: Anthropology, Photography, and the Marshall Family

    The new exhibition will explore the photographic representation of Kalahari people known as the Ju/'hoansi and /Gwi of Namibia....

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    Sat, Sep 29, 2018 - Sun, Mar 31, 2019

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  • Origins of the Silk Roads

    Rowan Flad, John E. Hudson Professor of Archaeology, Department of Anthropology, Harvard University Approximately 4,000 years ago, the peoples of China...

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    Wed, Oct 24, 2018

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  • Archaeology Live: Harvard College Life in Colonial Times

    Peer into an active archaeological excavation and learn about the oldest section of North America's first college, founded in 1636. Harvard...

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    Thu, Oct 25, 2018

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  • Día de los Muertos/Day of the Dead Museum Open House and Evening Celebration

    Remember and celebrate your departed loved ones at this year's Di?a de los Muertos altar, savor traditional Mexican hot...

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    Thu, Nov 1, 2018

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  • Celebracio?n Familiar/Family Celebration

    Live music, Oaxacan wood carving, and festive decorations help to make this a joyful event designed to remember and welcome...

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    Sat, Nov 3, 2018

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  • Amenities: Accessible Facilities


A statewide collection of 24 diverse works of art, from oil paintings to taxidermy frogs…


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