Events

Peabody Explorers
Date: Aug 07, 2017 at 9:30 am to Aug 11, 2017 at 12:00 pm
Location:
Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, 11 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138

Students entering grades 3–4

Explore the daily life of the ancient Maya people through hands-on activities with hieroglyphs, clay, food, outdoor games, and some surprises. Learn a little Spanish and become a magnificent Mesoamerican for a week.

Advance registration required. $160 members / $180 nonmembers

All the World Is Beer
Date: Jul 27, 2017 at 6:30 pm to at 9:00 pm
Location:
Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, 11 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138

In 1893, millions of people descended upon Chicago to visit the World’s Columbian Exposition. Harvard’s Frederic Putnam introduced Victorian-era Americans to the new field of anthropology. Thomas Edison unveiled the moving picture machine. George Ferris became a celebrity with his “Chicago Wheel.” Cracker Jack, hamburgers, shredded wheat, chocolate brownies, and Quaker Oats all made their debuts, and some of the best American beer makers presented their brews. The fair was a celebration of innovation, and this included beer.

Native American Technologies
Date: Jul 24, 2017 at 9:30 am to Jul 28, 2017 at 12:00 pm
Location:
Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, 11 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138

Students entering grades 5–6

Become an experimental anthropologist and use a spear thrower, drill a hole with a bow-drill, and try other technologies of Indigenous people of North America.

Advance registration required. $160 members / $180 nonmembers

Free Fun Fridays
Date: Jul 14, 2017 at 9:00 am to at 5:00 pm
Location:
Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, 11 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138

Visit all four Harvard Museums of Science & Culture, including the Peabody Museum, for free on Friday, July 14, 2017.

Highland Street Foundation’s Free Fun Fridays offer visitors no-cost admission to many of the most treasured cultural venues in Massachusetts. This program was created to increase access and enrichment opportunities for children and families throughout Massachusetts during the summer months. Every Friday, from the end of June through the end of August, multiple sites are open for free. 

Summer Solstice Celebration
Date: Jun 21, 2017 at 5:00 pm to at 9:00 pm
Location:
11 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138

Night at the Harvard Museums of Science & Culture 

Kick off summer at the Harvard Museums of Science & Culture's annual Summer Solstice Celebration.

All the World Is Here
Date: May 16, 2017 at 6:00 pm to at 8:30 pm
Location:
Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, 11 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138

Please join us at a special members-only open house event to celebrate the Peabody Museum's 150th Anniversary and the new exhibition, All the World Is Here: Harvard’s Peabody Museum and the Invention of American Anthropology.

Take advantage of the late evening hours and mingle with fellow members, enjoy refreshments, and talk with museum staff about the new exhibition, the Peabody Museum's history, and more.

Khuan//a, a Ju/'hoansi girl, with a musical instrument called a //gwashi, 1953. Photograph probably by Laurence Marshall or Anneliese Scherz. PM 2001.29.258. (digital file #97010007).
Date: May 10, 2017 at 6:00 pm
Location:
Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

3D Lecture and Book Signing 

Ilisa Barbash, Curator of Visual Anthropology, Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology

Arts of War
Date: May 06, 2017 at 10:30 am
Location:
Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, 11 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138

The Weapons and Arts of War at the Peabody Museum

Partnering with our friends at Atlas Obscura, for Obscura Day 2017, participants can examine the beautiful, yet deadly weapons of war inside the Arts of War exhibition, complete with a special opportunity to handle the weapons.

Ruth Phillips
Date: May 04, 2017 at 6:00 pm
Location:
Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

Ruth Phillips, Canada Research Chair and Professor of Art History, Carleton University, Ottawa; Visiting Professor of Art History, Yale University

Shadow puppet Garuda figure, Java. PM 11-49-70/83325 (digital file# 99350234) Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology. Copyright President and Fellows of Harvard College.
Date: Apr 30, 2017 at 2:00 pm
Location:
Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, 11 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138

Free Admission Day in Honor of the Peabody Museum’s 150th Anniversary  

Jody Diamond, Artist in Residence, Music Department, Harvard University, with Gamelan Si Betty

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