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The Peabody Museum at Harvard University is the oldest and largest museum focusing on anthropology and ethnology, educational and informative tour

Learning about Anthropology at Peabody Museum of Archeology and Ethnology

Feb 6, 2014

When it comes to family fun, nothing is better than learning and having fun at the same time. Should you be traveling to Boston, head over to the Peabody Museum of Archeology and Ethnology with your rental bus for an educational fun tour.

The Peabody Museum is one of the oldest and largest museum that focuses mainly on anthropological materials, especially more so on the archeology and ethnology of America. There are more than 1.5 million artifacts, 2,000 maps and site plans, more than 900 feet of documents and lots of photographs on exhibit.

Located at Divinity Avenue on Harvard University campus, the Peabody Museum has a particular focus on the cultures of North and South America, the Pacific Islands and even houses collections from Europe, Asia and Africa.

Exhibits at the Museum

The Peabody Museum features both permanent as well as temporary exhibitions from time to time. Permanent exhibits of note are such as:

  • Change and Continuity: Hall of the North American Indian
  • Day of the Dead/Dia de los Muertos
  • Digging Veritas
  • Encounters with the Americas
  • Pacific Islands Hall

Collection types range from archeology to ethnology, osteology and paintings, drawing and prints.

Educational Programs

When it comes to viewing museum pieces, it all boils down to education. At Peabody Museum, schools and mini bus rental visitors groups can attend its K-12 Education Program. Some of the popular classes offered here are such like “New! Amazing Aztecs”, “Day of the Dead”, “Globetrotters”, “Igloos to Adobe”, and “Magnificent Maya”. Museum professionals make an effort to ensure they provide innovative approaches to teach both children and adult about these cultural elements. Students are encouraged to use their observation and inquiry skills in this unique museum environment.

The museum also offers educational programs for an adult group. Call the Education Department at 617-495-3216 for more information.

Events at the Museum

Peabody Museum holds public talks, cultural events as well as workshops and performances. Try to plan your travel with your rental bus company so that you can attend these events to make the most out of your visit.

  • Gordon R. Willey Public Lecture and Reception on “Forgotten but not Lost”: 27 March
  • Dominican Carnival: 29 March
  • Cat Mountain Performance and Family Workshop: 27 April
  • Shadows of Shangri-La Exhibition Opening and Book Signing: 22 May

To get a quote or to reserve your charter bus, call 1-800-304-1993 or 617-371-2972 today.