Museum Temporarily Closed to the Public

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

The Harvard Museums of Science & Culture—including the Peabody Museum—will remain closed for in-person visitation through Summer 2021. We are working with Harvard University on a phased reopening plan that prioritizes the health and safety of students, faculty, staff, and the general public. We look forward to sharing more details as these plans evolve. As we prepare to reopen our doors, we encourage you to enjoy the museum at home with new digital content, including virtual tours, podcasts, and coloring pages on HMSC Connects! Also, sign up for our enews to receive our latest updates. We look forward to welcoming you back to the museums soon. In the meantime, have a safe summer!

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

Directions & Maps


Programs & Events

Tours by Harvard Student Guides for All

Make a Day of It: Harvard Square

See the menu for more options.

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
Reception Desk/Information:
Or via e-mail to:

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.