Inside the Peabody Museum October 2015

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Amazing Archaeology Fair at Harvard

New Exhibition: Ocarinas of the Americas: Music Made in Clay

Day of the Dead Tickets

New Times for Tours by Harvard Students 



Amazing Archaeology Fair at Harvard 2015Amazing Archaeology Fair at Harvard 

Greetings from our field sites!

On Saturday, October 3 from noon to 4:00 PM, enjoy an afternoon of archaeology activities among the world-famous collections of North American, Maya, and Ancient Near Eastern archaeology held by the Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology and the Harvard Semitic Museum. Meet NeferKITTY the cat mummy, talk to archaeologists, explore behind-the-scenes treasures, see clay artists from the Harvard Ceramics Program, visit the exhibit From the Nile to the Euphrates, dig deeper into colonial history with a new mobile phone guide, try out stone tools, throw a spear with the World Atlatl Association, and enjoy hands-on activities for all ages. Check out the annual Zooarchaeology Laboratory Open House at the Peabody Museum while visiting!

Regular admission rates apply. Free parking at the 52 Oxford Street Garage. 


Ocarinas of the AmericasNew Exhibition: Ocarinas of the Americas: Music Made in Clay

Opening the same day as the Amazing Archaeology Fair at Harvard, this exhibit will feature over 100 spectacular examples of ocarinas from the Peabody Museum’s vast collection. Uncovered at archaeological sites in Central America and Mexico, these musical instruments were crafted from local low-fired clay and carefully fashioned, incised, and painted into a variety of human and animal forms. Visitors to this multisensory exhibit will hear soundscapes that feature the varied tones and melodies produced by ocarinas, from the whimsical to the deeply haunting. Ocarinas of the Americas: Music Made in Clay also explores the history and cultural significance of these extraordinary works of art and sound that have inspired invention and captured the modern imagination.  


Day of the Dead Evening Celebration ticketsDay of the Dead Tickets

Celebrate Day of the Dead with a festive evening of music, food, and community. Remember departed loved ones in front of this year’s Día de los Muertos altar, savor traditional Mexican food, and enjoy lively Mexican music.

As fans of this popular evening celebration know, tickets tend to go quickly. Tickets will be offered online only, and will be available starting Wednesday, October 14 via a link on the museum's homepage. $20 members/$25 nonmembers. Complimentary event parking available at the 52 Oxford Street Garage. 

See the Day of the Dead Family Event for a full afternoon of hands-on activities on Sunday, November 1. Regular museum admission will apply.


Peabody highlights toursNew Times for Tours Led by Harvard Students

Highlights Tours of the museum led by Harvard students will be available Fridays at 12:30 PM, and Saturdays and Sundays at 2:00 PM. They're free with museum admission.


See what's coming up in the Calendar of Events.