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Peabody Museum

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Address: Harvard University, 11 Divinity Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138
Phone Number: +1 617-496-1027
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Description: From towering Native American totem poles and large Maya sculptures to...
From towering Native American totem poles and large Maya sculptures to precious artifacts of the ancient world, the Peabody Museum is among the oldest archaeological and ethnographic museums in the world with one of the finest collections of human cultural history found anywhere.
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This is a great place for a school field trip or just an afternoon poking around. Very interesting and historic artifacts. Loved looking at the glass flowers and the native... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 14, 2015
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Acton, Massachusetts

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Acton, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

This is a great place for a school field trip or just an afternoon poking around. Very interesting and historic artifacts. Loved looking at the glass flowers and the native american totems. I have visited many times and always enjoy it.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Its great to see the variation of the different indigenous tribes so well presented and the impact of the european invasion .The only part l didn't like is the early closing time 5pm

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Thornton, New Hampshire, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We found the display on "glass flowers" really interesting. To think someone had the where-with-all to order glass replicas of flowers in all stages as a way for students to study them was fascinating. Also enjoyed the display of Native American culture divided by sections of the country.

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

the Peabody Museum at Harvard represents one of several museums located adjacent and connected to each other. The Peabody covers anthropology and contains wonderful collections of artifacts from cultures around the world. Originally developed as a teaching museum and collections, the Peabody continues that tradition and a visit is truly an educational experience for the entire family. As an added... More 

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Portland, Maine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I only had time for a quick look at the first floor. The objects were well displayed with good information. It was a frustrating visit as I had very little time. I will return to do it justice.

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Greenfield, Massachusetts, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

This is an incredible museum with a great Mayan exhibit. We had a trip planned to Cancun so went here to do a little pre Cancun research on the Mayan culture.

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 389 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Located behind and connected to the Harvard Museum of Natural History, these two museums makes for a complete day out. The Peabody focuses on human cultural history, which is a nice addition to the HMNH.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

As a student, I always truly enjoyed visiting the Peabody museum. I took a few classes where I was allowed into the holding areas and could look at and hold artifacts of the ancient Egyptians and the Aztecs and Maya. The exhibits are really interesting and enjoyable to see. The most enjoyable event, which is family-friendly, is by far the... More 

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

A small museum on the HArvard campus. The permanent exhibit is good and the special exhibits are usually really interesting. I think kids would like it if you make it into an exploratory expedition. It is not a big time or money investment and is quiet spot in the midst of the busy community. Lots to learn.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Worth visiting for the amazing blown glass flowers and insects. Much of the rest of it is an old school stuffed animal collection. The whale skeletons are pretty cool I must admit...

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Additional Information about Peabody Museum

Address: Harvard University, 11 Divinity Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138
Phone Number: +1 617-496-1027
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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