Sunday, September 19, 2010

Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology... Bring the Family!

Seems kids have every other week off from school these days. Where can you take the kids this Columbus Day where they can learn and have fun at the same time? Here's one suggestion: the Zooarchaeology Lab Open House at the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology.

But exactly what will they learn?

Have you ever watched something on the Discovery Channel or perhaps the History Channel and wondered how scientists know what food a particular people ate just from the bones left behind? Or perhaps finding a connection between modern animals and their prehistoric counterparts intrigues you. If you've ever wanted answers to these questions and are in the Boston area on Columbus Day (Monday, October 11) swing on over to the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology and get your answers!

Don't know how to get there? It's simple. Open your Museums In Boston app you downloaded from the Android Market, select List Science then select Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology. Touch the address and you will be automatically routed from your location to the museum via Google Navigation.

You say you can't make it there on Columbus Day? No problem. Did you know that the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology has the oldest and largest collection of cultural objects in the Western Hemisphere?! To see what's there, follow the same steps above. Except this time, after you select the museum, come down to Touch *HERE* for Collections, Events, Membership and Parking. The first tab to open will be the museum's Collections page. Peruse around and see what you may have been missing!

Don't forget to let them know you read about it here!

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