Museum Temporarily 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. All public programs, classes, and events have been canceled. 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. 

Please see Peabody Museum Online Resources for online exhibits, videos, 3D models, search the collections, and more.

The Peabody Museum is located at 11 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, Massachusetts, on the Harvard University campus. It is connected to the Harvard Museum of Natural History, and one ticket admits a visitor to both museums.

In addition to exhibits, the Museum offers teacher workshops, interactive programs for children, classes and special events for families, and public lectures.

Hours & Admission

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Programs & Events

Tours by Harvard Student Guides for All

Make a Day of It: Harvard Square

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Access Collections

The collections and associated documentation are available for teaching, research, publication, exhibition, replication of indigenous techniques, and artistic endeavors. The nature and conditions of use must be consistent with the Museum's commitment to the care of its collections. Allow at least three weeks' advance notice to schedule appointments.

For more on research, click here or inquire in writing to:

Peabody Research
Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology
Harvard University
11 Divinity Avenue
Cambridge, Mass. 02138
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Membership & Rentals

Enjoy the benefits of membership.

Selected spaces in the Museum are available for evening receptions, dinners, and special events. See this page for rental information.

Contact Us

For a complete list of Peabody Museum contacts, click here.



The Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology is one of the Harvard Museums of Science & Culture. Together, the Museums receive more than 236,000 visitors a year. Photo by Barry Hetherington.