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Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

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The Museum houses 4 Million Objects of an era spanning 2 Million Years. It was closed during our stay.

I had heard that this is the richest Anthropological Museum in Western America and wanted to see... read more

Reviewed 24 February 2018
New Delhi, India
another treasure on the berkeley campus

if you are interested in anthropology, this museum offers lots of teaching moments as well as... read more

Reviewed 18 June 2016
Berkeley, California
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103 Kroeber Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720-3712
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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

2  Thank GlobalGypsy_13
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

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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.

1  Thank SatyendraGarg
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!

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

Thank janetperlman
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.

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.

Thank VAnne510
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.

1  Thank CaliforniaDreamers55
Reviewed 20 July 2012

The Museum of Anthropology in Kroeber Hall on the campus of the University of California at Berkeley has had an interesting and distinguished history that reflects the shifting currents of higher education and public philanthropy in the United States. At first opened under the patronage...More

Thank Bokononer
Reviewed 20 July 2012

The Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology, founded in 1901 and now named for its major patron, houses a fine collection that will be restored to view by 2014 but is currently closed for a major renovation. From 1903 to 1931, the collection was physically...More

3  Thank Bokononer
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