Dia de los Muertos at the Peabody Museum

The Peabody Museum's Day of the Dead Ofrenda

The Peabody Museum's Day of the Dead ofrenda or altar is located in the Encounters in the Americas gallery. Their exhibit features pieces from the Alice P. Melvin Collection of Mexican Folk Art and represents the Aztec origins of the holiday and the Catholic symbols incorporated into the tradition, from skeletons to plush Jesus figures.



Peabody Museum Day of the Dead Celebration 

Learn more about this joyful holiday, a national symbol of Mexico. Enjoy craft activities for the young and young at heart. Personalize a sugar skull (extra fee), learn about the natural history of Mexico, watch live folk dance and mariachi performances, purchase traditional pan de muerto,  hot chocolate or specialty cocktails.  Contribute your message of love to honor and celebrate the lives of the departed at the museum’s altars.

Date: Thursday, October 26, 2023, 5:00pm to 9:00pm

Location:  Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, 11 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge