News and Announcements

Museum Closed to the Public

We continue to monitor the evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and prioritize the safety of our visitors, staff, students, and volunteers. In the interest of reducing the number of people on campus and slowing the opportunity for transmission, the university museums are closing to the public, at the end of business on Thursday, March 12 until further notice. This is in alignment with the closing of many other Boston-area public museums.

Over the next few weeks we will be assessing the situation and reviewing options for when we will be able to re-open to the public. 

Azadeh Akhlaghi Named 2019 Robert Gardner Fellow in Photography

The Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University, is pleased to announce the selection of the 2019 Robert Gardner Fellow in Photography. Following an international search, the Gardner Fellowship committee awarded the Fellowship to Iranian photographer Azadeh Akhlaghi. The Fellowship carries a $50,000 stipend to begin or complete a proposed project followed by the publication of a book. Read More

HMSC Admissions goes plastic-free for Earth Day

HMSC Admissions go tagless

Starting on Earth Day–Monday, April 22, 2019–we are making our admissions plastic-free! In an effort to reduce single-use plastics from making their way into our oceans, landfills, and neighborhoods, we will no longer use plastic tags at the admissions desks.

Even more, bring in an old plastic HMSC tag through April 30, 2019 and receive same-day free admission. Please note: one free admission per HMSC tag received; regular admission rates apply to those without an HMSC tag. Thank you for supporting our efforts to make Earth a better and safer place!