Colossal Heads of Mexico (Family Workshop)
Delve into the intriguing history of the Olmec in this interactive event! Learn about the enigmatic giant head sculptures made by this ancient Mexican civilization and make a mini replica yourself.
.: Sunday, May 15 1pm – 2pm; Sunday, May 15 1:45pm – 2:45pm; and Sunday, May 15 2:30pm – 3:30pm.
Ages: 6 to 10 and Adult.
- Specific dates
This event costs $5 for HMSC members and $10 for nonmembers.
- In-person only.
11 Divinity Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138
The Olmec civilization of ancient Mexico is known for its mysterious sculptures of giant heads that rise up to eleven feet high. Touch a huge modern replica in the museum for one day that is based on Monument One, The King. Explore artifacts with an educator that show Olmec influence on architecture, the ball game, written language, and pigments. Handle reproductions and paint a mini-plaster head of your own to take home.
Presented by the Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology and the Harvard Museums of Science & Culture