Hours & Admission

Peabody Museum Visitor Information


The Peabody Museum is open seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; closed Thanksgiving Day, December 24, December 25, and January 1.


General admission includes all exhibits. The Peabody Museum is adjacent to the Harvard Museum of Natural History, and admission to one museum admits you to both during regular hours.

  • Adults: $12.00 
  • Non-Harvard students with I.D.: $10.00 
  • Seniors (65+): $10.00 
  • Children ages 3–18: $8.00
  • Children under 3: Free 
  • Free for members
  • Group rates available with advance reservations; Harvard College & University classes, please contact pmresearch@fas.harvard.edu

Special Free Admission (with valid ID)

Discounted Admission (with valid ID) 

Boston and Cambridge libraries are among the dozens of public libraries in Massachusetts that have museum passes available for $6 admission to the Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology and the adjoining Harvard Museum of Natural History. One admission includes both museums and each pass admits up to four people. Ask for passes at your local library! Please be prepared to show proof of Massachusetts residency or library/network membership. Not valid for group, institutional, or corporate visits, and cannot be combined with any other offers. 
(Are you a library looking to add us to the list of museum passes you offer? Libraries pay just $200 a year for 200 passes through the Library Membership Program.)

Visiting with Children? 

Check out these resources to enhance your visit!

No flash photography or tripods are allowed in the Museum; no food or drink are allowed in the galleries.


Arts of War: Artistry in Weapons across Cultures photo by Mark Craig.