Chinese Zodiac Animals Scavenger Hunt

By Harvard Museums of Science & Culture

Celebrate the Lunar New Year with the Harvard Museums of Science and Culture! Learn about the animals of the zodiac in this fun scavenger hunt across two museums, perfect for all ages.

a woman in a plaid jacket and a child in a black hoodie look at a museum map in a gallery

.: Saturday, February 3 – Thursday, February 29.

Every day.

All ages.

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Harvard Museums of Science and Culture

No application or registration needed.


This event is free with admission to museum.


  • In-person only.

Harvard Museum of Natural History
26 Oxford Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology

11 Divinity Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138

Additional information

Welcome to the Year of the Dragon! February 10, 2024, marks the start of the lunar new year. Do you know your Zodiac animal sign from your birth year? Are you a Dragon, Rabbit, or one of the other ten animals? Compare your character with your family or friends.  According to legend, the order of animals in the zodiac was determined by a race across a great river, with each animal relying on their strengths to succeed. Learn about each of the twelve animals by comparing the legendary creatures to real animals in the museum galleries.

Regular museum admission rates apply.

Image ©Tony Rinaldo