ArtsThursdays: Celebrate Filipino Heritage


Harvard Museums of Science & Culture and Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology

You're invited to an after-hours event at the Peabody! Celebrate Filipino culture while strolling our galleries, enjoying rondalla music and dance, and savoring a favorite dish over good conversation.

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This Event is free!


  • In-person only.

Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology

11 Divinity Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138
United States

Dates and Times

.: Thursday, May 30, 5PM – 9PM.

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Join us for a free, fun night at the Harvard Museums of Science & Culture. Come with a date, come with friends, or make new friends while strolling through the galleries.

This month, celebrate the opening of the online exhibition Balikbayan | Homecoming featuring content created by people of Filipino descent who responded to thirteen of the 8,000 items from the country in the Peabody Museum’s care. Listen to rondalla music by strolling musicians, watch folk dances, and learn a few folk dance steps. Enjoy Filipino food for sale.

  • Enjoy the musical and dance talents of special guests from the Iskwelahang Pilipino cultural school
  • Visit with three “Curator’s Choice” artifacts outside of their cases in small, 20-minute group sessions hosted by the Peabody curator of Oceanic collections 
  • View award-winning video artwork created by Filipino students for the Bow Seat Ocean Awareness Contest
  • Explore the online exhibit or the Peabody collection database at computer stations
  • Chat with volunteers to learn about natural history highlights such as the Philippine flying lemur and rare marine shells
  • Share your own experience and questions at visitor conversation stations
  • Savor Filipino foods available for purchase from Kuya’s Cooking and The Islander’s Creamery
  • Purchase drinks at the cash bar (valid government ID required to consume alcoholic beverages)
  • Enter a free raffle to win museum gifts and membership 

Free and open to the public. Free event parking at the 52 Oxford Street Garage. Let us know you are coming! RSVPs are encouraged, but walk-in visitors are always welcome. 

ArtsThursdays is a university-wide initiative supported by Harvard University Committee on the Arts

.: Thursday, May 30, 5PM – 9PM.

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Last updated May 15, 2024.