In this five-day Summer Science Week program starting July 8, students will explore the daily life of the ancient Maya and Aztec people through hands-on activities and art. Learn about hieroglyphs, food, music, ancient games, and traditions like Day of the Dead, and learn a little Spanish. Activities take place in the Peabody Museum Education Room and Peabody Museum galleries. (For children entering grades 3 and 4.)
Peabody Museum Lectures, Events & Tours
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.
Tours by Harvard student guides are available during the fall and spring. Be sure to check the tour schedule.
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In this five-day Summer Science Week program starting July 22, students will experiment with the “primary technologies” used by the early peoples of North America to survive and thrive. In our hands-on lab, the museum galleries, and outside, students will learn skills such as leatherworking with stone and bone tools, paint making, feather work, grinding and winnowing, and more. For children entering grades 4 and 5.