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Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

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Now Closed. Wait for Spring

This museum of anthropology and archaeology is closed until March 2019. Because there will be... read more

Reviewed 19 January 2019
Jersey City, New Jersey
small interesting museum

exhibits rotate a lot. not a large space. the University has a huge study collection and only a... read more

Reviewed 15 October 2018
jeffrey k
Longmeadow, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 19 January 2019

This museum of anthropology and archaeology is closed until March 2019. Because there will be reinstallations, past reviews will probably have lost much of their relevance. It houses almost four million objects from all around the world. Many of these have been influential in shaping...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 15 October 2018

exhibits rotate a lot. not a large space. the University has a huge study collection and only a small amount of it can be on display at any one time. nevertheless, this is worth a stop if you are on the campus. about a 20...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 1 May 2018

What a treasure on the UC Berkeley campus -- a museum with almost 4 million objects! Due to the space limitations only a small, but excellent, selection of objects from many different cultures were shown in their current "Face to Face" exhibit (May 2018). On...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 15 March 2018

The museum is supposed to have a very large collection, but when we showed up there was just one exhibition, on faces in different cultures, spread over two rooms. It is very interesting, and admission is only $3 for seniors, so maybe we should have...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 24 February 2018

I had heard that this is the richest Anthropological Museum in Western America and wanted to see it. When I went there it was closed till March 20. Will wait for another opportunity to see these Anthropological objects spanning 2 million years.

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank Satyendra G
Reviewed 9 January 2017

I did my graduate level work here. It his a museum that covers many ancient and primitive cultures, and the staff is terrific. If you have any questions, they help. Do plan to visit when you go to Berkeley!

Date of experience: January 2017
1  Thank arsinoe27
Reviewed 18 June 2016

if you are interested in anthropology, this museum offers lots of teaching moments as well as moments of discovery. it's been around for a while so some of the exhibits are on the older side. but the collections and teaching are always interesting and it's...More

Date of experience: May 2016
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Reviewed 12 January 2016

Interesting, but exhibit area small and this is mostly a research museum. Ok to stop in if walking by, but would not go out your way to see.

Date of experience: June 2015
1  Thank William O
Reviewed 22 April 2015

This is a great museum for those who are really interested in this field--very small, with rotating exhibits from the museum's substantial archives. I rated it as average as there's not a lot of breadth in the exhibits--more of a deeper exploration into specific artifacts.

Date of experience: June 2014
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Reviewed 29 July 2013

Easy to miss on the UC Berkeley campus but worth finding. Always interesting to walk through - and a cool retreat on a hot day.

Date of experience: June 2013
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