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Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology

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Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology

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KDTNC wrote a review Mar 2020
Mount Mourne, North Carolina222 contributions53 helpful votes
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 England afternoon.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Ken Q wrote a review Feb 2020
Denver, United States646 contributions182 helpful votes
We enjoyed a quick visit and wished we had more time. One entrance fee for this and Harvard’s Museum.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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djstatick wrote a review Feb 2020
Lakewood, Washington351 contributions110 helpful votes
Loved the Native American exhibit! It was the best part, in my opinion. And it’s attached to the natural history museum, so you can do both.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Alice M wrote a review Jan 2020
53 contributions8 helpful votes
This begins like a small museum with North American Native Peoples artifacts on the first floor with in-depth explanation of informational panels and a very comprehensive canoe building section (super cool). The third floor begins to dive into the MesoAmerican history and the deep history of earlier archaeologists recording of the cultures. The fourth floor is a absolute must with a modern reflection of the pioneers of the field of anthropology with their flaws as well as their valuable contributions equally noted. A must see quieter musuem in Boston for those interested in Anthropology and Archaeology!
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Mik M wrote a review Oct 2019
Walnut Creek, California187 contributions39 helpful votes
When we started in to this museum (paid what seemed high for a one floor exhibit) we had no idea ( no proper explanation from staff or signage) that this would be a four floor incredible experience of flora, fauna, gems and marine life that really took our breath away. This is really what museums should be about. To create awe and surprise, not unlike what people a 100 years ago may have experienced in what we take for granted today. But the shear artistry of this collection of varied sciences was just inspiring ...and well worth now, the small fee we paid. A must see... but set enough time aside.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from peabodymuseum, Peabody Communications at Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology
Responded Oct 21, 2019
So glad you enjoyed your visit and recommend the museum. Thank you! Taking your feedback into consideration, it would be helpful to know whether you entered through the Peabody Museum entrance on Divinity Avenue (with Native American galleries on the first floor) or through the connected Harvard Museum of Natural History (Oxford Street). Again, thank you so much for your feedback!
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