From towering totem poles and large Maya sculptures to precious artifacts of the ancient world, Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology exhibits six continents of world culture just a short walk from Harvard Square. The museum is known for its extensive Native American and Mesoamerican collections, including life-size casts of Maya monuments, as well as changing exhibits. Admission to the connected Harvard Museum of Natural History is included. (text supplied by museum staff) A visit to Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Cambridge tour planner to plot your vacation.
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Check out the Central American stelae. They are accurate castings in plaster. The original ones have degraded from exposure to weather, so reachers come to Harvard to see the best examples of stelae. more »
You might be unaware that you can find two great museums on the Harvard campus in Cambridge, MA. We were pleasantly surprised to visit them both (paid one price). Great way to escape a cold New... more »
Amazing! They pack so much into a small museum. Loved every square inch of it. :) TIP: If you have a similar museum membership in another major city, they might offer free reciprocal admission. Double check the website and bring proof of membership.
I would suggest doing this separately from the Natural History Museum. We spent a long time their and then realized we needed to eat lunch and went through the Peabody quite quickly since we were only in Cambridge for the day. There's so much to see all around that this museum needs its own time. Loved what we saw thought. We have Native American relatives and close friends, we are from the Southwest so it was a beautul collection. Worth seeing!
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