Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology

Founded in 1866, the Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology is one of the oldest museums in the world devoted to anthropology. Housing one of the most comprehensive records of human cultural history in the Western Hemisphere, this venue is a unique choice for your next event.

Featured spaces

Hall of North American Indian

This exhibit illustrates the diversity of North American cultures, as seen through the objects produced by indigenous peoples of the nineteenth century.

Maximum Capacity
150 Standing, 65 Seated
Encounters with the Americas Exhibit Hall

This exhibit explores the native cultures of Latin America before and after 1492, when the first voyage of Christopher Columbus initiated dramatic worldwide changes.

Maximum Capacity
250 Standing, 65 Seated
Wiyohpiyata: Lakota Images Gallery

After the famed Little Big Horn fight in 1876, the U.S. Army recovered a Lakota Sioux ledger book from the battlefield. This exhibit presents colored drawings from the ledger with other historic Lakota objects.

Maximum Capacity
150 Standing
11 Divinity Ave Cambridge, MA

venue detail



Receptions, Dinners






Gallery tours available, Air Conditioning on the first floor, Handicapped accessible


Private events available during non-operating hours

Polices and Procedures
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Polices and Procedures

  • Peabody Museum policies regarding events may be modified under special circumstances. The Museum reserves the right to cancel, should circumstances dictate.
  • Harvard Security may be required at an additional fee
  • A list of six recommended caterers is available, with payment due directly to the caterer.
  • Gallery tours may be available during an event for an additional fee. To schedule a gallery talk, please allow as much notice as possible to ensure availability.

Venue Contact

Kevin Ebert

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