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May 30 - May 30

PRICE: This event is free for all. RSVPs are recommended, but not required.

PHONE: 617-959-3481

TIME: 05:00 pm - 09:00 pm

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Come for a free, fun night at the Harvard Museums of Science & Culture. Come with a date, come with friends or make new friends while strolling through the galleries.


This month, celebrate the opening of the online exhibition Balikbayan | Homecoming featuring content created by people of Filipino descent who responded to 13 of the 8,000 items from the country in the Peabody Museum’s care. Listen to rondalla music by strolling musicians, watch folk dances and learn a few folk dance steps. Enjoy Filipino food for sale.


  • Enjoy the musical and dance talents of special guests from the Iskwelahang Pilipino cultural school

  • Visit with three “Curator’s Choice” artifacts outside of their cases in small, 20-minute group sessions hosted by the Peabody curator of Oceanic collections 

  • View award-winning video artwork created by Filipino students for the Bow Seat Ocean Awareness Contest

  • Explore the online exhibit or the Peabody collection database at computer stations

  • Chat with volunteers to learn about natural history highlights such as the Philippine flying lemur and rare marine shells

  • Share your own experience and questions at visitor conversation stations

  • Savor Filipino foods available for purchase from Kuya’s Cooking and The Islander’s Creamery

  • Purchase drinks at the cash bar (valid government ID required to consume alcoholic beverages)

  • Enter a free raffle to win museum gifts and membership 

Free and open to the public. Free event parking at the 52 Oxford Street Garage. Let us know you are coming! RSVPs are encouraged, but walk-in visitors are always welcome. 


ArtsThursdays is a university-wide initiative supported by Harvard University Committee on the Arts


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