Programs

Why bring your group to the Peabody Museum?

  • Watch a short video overview
  • All Peabody Museum programs are hands-on, curriculum-based, and conducted in the galleries. See a complete list of classes in the sub-menu.
  • We have the largest collection of cultural materials in the United States.
  • Museum professionals offer innovative approaches to teaching in a quality learning environment.
  • Museum programs align with Massachusetts social sciences frameworks.
  • Students are encouraged to use observation and inquiry skills. They see, touch, and compare artifacts to form new perspectives on cultures.
Globetrotters class

"You excite the kids and
make it real!"

—Teacher, Grade 4, Winchester

Program Descriptions

Amazing Aztecs (Grades 4–7)

Explore the Mexica and Aztec civilization through artifacts and primary documents in the museum galleries.

Day of the Dead (Grades 2–12)

An exploration of the traditional Mexican holiday featuring the museum's colorful Day of the Dead ofrenda (altar).

Globetrotters (Grades K–2)

Young anthropologists travel the world, comparing artifacts from Africa, Asia, South America, Europe, Australia and right here in North America. (pictured)

Foragers to Farmers (Grades 6-8)

Students tour exhibits and work in an activity lab with stone tools, animal bones, mortars and other early technologies to compare hunting and gathering societies to farming peoples. 

Igloos to Adobe (Grades 2–5)

Explore cultural diversity and history among Native peoples in the Northeast, Northwest, Southwest, and Arctic, surrounded by the displays in the Hall of the North American Indian gallery.

King for a Day (Grades 5-8)

A live, interactive webcast uses Skype to highlights the monuments, buildings, and symbols associated with royal power in Maya and Aztec civilizations.

Magnificent Maya (Grades 4–7)

Investigate Classic Period Maya culture and people through the clues left behind in their tools, buildings, and writing, among dramatic Maya monumental sculptures.

How to Book

Reservations are required. For fee and booking information, call 617-495-3216 or click on the
Schedule a Visit page.

Resource Materials

Please click on the links at left for information on Teacher and Student Resources, as well as Multimedia offerings.