Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Cambridge

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  • Small museum adjacent to the natural history museum. Interesting artifacts. My son enjoyed watching the video showing the different sounds played on some of the mesoamerican musical instruments. There...  more »
  • Coming from out of country, it is always interesting to learn about how current cultures were shaped.  more »
  • The Peabody is nice but a bit small. It has a great Mayan and Mesoamerican exhibitions and the hall with armors for the past (and some other warlike equipment) is cool. As I mentioned before it is rea...  more »
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  • Spent over five hours here. Stunning collection and a real treasure trove of ethnology
  • I had a great time! I loved the newer exhibits, the Harvard Indian School exhibit was my favorite, I loved everything about its design, particularly the layered drawers showing the levels of excavation. I also appreciated the explicit mention of NAGPRA and modern Native Americans as living people.
  • Interesting collection of weapons throughout various cultures & time periods. Mesoamerica exhibit pretty cool (i.e. Ancient Mayan altar) but your ticket is really only worth the price combined with Natural History Museum.
  • Really beautiful exhibits. I've seen a few natural science museums, but this was very impressive.
  • One of my fondest memories as a child was seeing the cool stuff at the museum!!! Now, when I go, it's just breathtaking, the history, the time.. so many beautiful artifacts, and how time has made them so elegantly simple.