The Strandbeest Invasion begins!

Via Peabody Essex Museum

Explore life with a beest or two during our opening schedule of Strandbeest-related events in August and September.

Strandbeest Sneak Peeks are Coming this Summer!

Saturday, August 22 | 10 am - noon
Crane Beach, Ipswich

There is a fee to access and park at the beach. Gates open at 8 am and the lot fills up early (sometimes by 9:30). Consider biking, or taking the shuttle from the Ipswich commuter rail station.

Friday, August 28 | 11 am - 1 pm
Boston City Hall Plaza, Boston

Friday, August 28 | 4:30 pm - 7 pm
Dewey Square, Rose Kennedy Greenway, Boston

Thursday, September 10 | 3 pm - 7 pm
MIT Media Lab, 75 Amherst St., Cambridge
3 - 5 pm |
 Public panel discussion with Strandbeest creator Theo Jansen, PEM Curator of the Present Tense Trevor Smith, and Neri Oxman, associate professor of Media Arts and Sciences at the MIT Media Lab | Panel discussion will be webcast | Join the discussion on Twitter: #MLTalks.
5:30 - 7 pm | Strandbeest walk on plaza outside the MIT Media Lab.

All pop-ups are free and open to the public, no tickets are required. However, there is a fee to access and park at Crane Beach. Visit for more information.


PEM/PM: Strandbeest
Thursday, September 17
6–11 pm; Special extended hours!
Free for members and Salem residents; $10 for nonmembers

Enjoy the first public opportunity to experience the Strandbeests and explore its ideas through action, motion, demonstration and participation.


Members-only Family Sleepover
Friday, September 18–Saturday, September 19
8 pm–10 am

Grab your sleeping bag and get ready to spend the night at the museum in the company of the Strandbeests.


Opening Weekend Festival: Creative Adaptations
Saturday, September 19
10 am–4 pm
Included with museum admission

Get up close and personal with the Strandbeests as the museum is transformed into different habitat zones for unique hands-on exploration.


Opening Weekend Festival: Creative Adaptations
Saturday, September 19–Sunday, September 20

Join us for this high-energy, collaborative event that will bring together a diverse group of tech-savvy folks to solve a Strandbeest challenge.

Programs are subject to change. Reservations and ticketing details will be available in August.