HMSC fall 2016 program guide

Peabody Museum Lectures, Events, & Exhibitions

All events are free and open to the public, except where noted below. All lectures are at the Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford St., Cambridge, except where noted below.

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Most Peabody talks are recorded. Miss one? Find it here!


Fantastic Beasts Scavenger Hunt


Saturday, November 12, 2016 to Sunday, January 8, 2017


Harvard Museum of Natural History, the Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology and the Harvard Semitic Museum

Gallery Exploration

Maryellen Ruvolo


Thursday, December 8, 2016


Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA

Race, Representation, and Museums Series Lecture 

Maryellen Ruvolo, Professor of Human Evolutionary Biology, Department of Human Evolutionary Biology; Affiliate Member of the Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University; Associate Member of the Broad Institute of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University