Education

Education
The Museo Larco is a space which seeks to inspire its visitors to connect with the museum’s collection and the history of ancient Peru. Through its exhibitions, educational initiatives, public programs and events, the Museo Larco offers enjoyable, attractive and enriching experiences.

Daily Guided Tours

Enjoy an inspiring journey of discovery through the cultures of ancient Peru, in the company of the Museo Larco’s educators, young people fully trained as museum guides. We offer daily guided tours in Spanish and English, at fixed times.

The capacity is 15 people per tour and spots will be covered on a first-come first-served basis. Payment for this service is per person, in addition to the entrance fee to the museum.

Duration: 1 hour

Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday:

  • Spanish: 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m. y 6:30 p.m.
  • English: 9:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m. y 7:30 p.m.
Tueday, Wednesday, and Thursday:

  • Spanish: 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
  • English: 10:00 a.m., 12:00 m., 2:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.

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Schools

The Museo Larco has designed thematic interactive educational programs for students at all levels of schooling: kindergarten, elementary and secondary. All bookings must be made in advance.

A minimum of 10 and maximum of 40 students can be accommodated for each visit.

Bookings: educacion@museolarco.org / +51 1 461-1312, extension 215

Programs

  • Biodiversity: Foods and Animals of Ancient Peru
  • Sacred Animals of Ancient Peru
  • A Detective in the Museo Larco
  • The Incas: The Building of an Empire
  • The Dream of Rafael Larco Hoyle
  • The Journeys of Ai Apaec

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Families

Explore our collection with interactive activities, challenges and games specially designed for families with children aged from 3 to 12 years. Advance booking is required.

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Let the adventure begin! You can opt for a self-guided visit using our family activities booklet. Ask at the museum’s reception desk for the free printed guide, or download it here.

Do you know the 12 Museo Larco masterworks? Ask at the museum’s reception desk for the free booklet, or download it here.

Seniors

Designed for seniors, the “Role Play in Ancient Peru” program aims to teach visitors about the different roles and duties performed by ancient Peruvians.

Advance booking is required for this program (subject to the availability of museum educators).

Bookings: reservas@museolarco.org / +51 1 461-1312, extension 215

Duration: 1 hour

Program: Role Play in Ancient Peru

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Visitors with Special Needs

The Museo Larco is an accessible space, offering specially designed programs for audiences with special physical and/or intellectual abilities. In addition, the museum’s education department can design a visit tailored to the interests and needs of groups. All such visits must be booked in advance.

Bookings: reservas@museolarco.org / +51 1 461-1312, extension 215

Duration: 1 hour

Programs

  • Discover Ancient Peru Through Touch
    Aimed at blind and visually impaired persons.
  • Exploring the Animals and Fruits of the Museum
    Aimed at children aged 3 to 6 years with different abilities (autism spectrum, cognitive impairment, Down syndrome).
  • Ancient Peru Through Images
    Aimed at people with hearing impairment.

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Universities and Institutes

Free Visits
Groups of students from Peruvian universities and institutes can visit the Museo Larco independently and free of charge, accompanied by their teachers. These visits must be scheduled from Tuesday to Thursday after 6:00 p.m., for groups of no more than 20 persons. All such visits must be booked at least one week in advance..

Bookings: curaduria@museolarco.org / +51 1 461-1312, extension 215

Undergraduate and Postgraduate Internships

Undergraduate and postgraduate students who would like to apply for an internship at the museum should send their CV to educacion@museolarco.org, including the subject line “Internship at the Museo Larco”.

Research on the Collection
Undergraduate and postgraduate students who would like to have physical access to the Museo Larco collection as part of a research project, should address their request to the museum’s curator, Isabel Collazos (curaduria@museolarco.org), attaching the following documents:

  • Request form for access to the collection (download PDF).
  • Student’s resume.
  • Letter of introduction from the research project’s academic advisor.
  • Research project brief: objectives, methodology and bibliography.
  • List of pieces of interest, including ML code, location and picture. This information is available in the Museo Larco online catalogue.