Colossal Heads of Mexico


Sunday, May 15, 2022, 1:00pm


Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology (11 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge)

"the king" colossal head.

In-Person Family Workshop

Sunday, May 15, 1:00, 1:45, and 2:30 pm, one-hour each
Register by Friday, May 13, 12:00 pm


Ages 6–10, one adult required
$5 members/$10 nonmembers
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