The natural history museum at Yale University. From dinosaurs and diamonds to mummies and meteorites, the Peabody’s galleries and programs take visitors on an amazing journey through more than four billion years of Earth history. The new David Friend Hall features an exquisite collection of rare and exotic minerals. Exhibits on Connecticut... Read More
The Great Hall houses real fossils, including the Jurassic-age skeletons of Brontosaurus and Stegosaurus. The Discovery Room features touchable specimens and live critters. Among the latter are a working leafcutter ant farm, poison dart frogs, pet snakes, bearded dragons, walking sticks and more. Changing exhibit galleries now feature Dinosaurs Take Flight: The Art of Archaeoptryx (through August 30, 2017) and Beauty and the Beetle (through August 6, 2017). Other permanent exhibits on Mammalian Evolution, Earth & Space, and Human Origins. Stunning animal habitat dioramas and Rudolph Zallinger's Pulitzer-winning fresco The Age of Reptiles--the world's most famous dinosaur painting--are among visitor favorites. The Museum Store was cited by The New York Times as "one of the best."
Highlights Tours: From Dinosaurs to Egypt
Saturday: 12:30, 1:30
Sunday: 12:30, 1:30
Thursday: 2:30, 3:30 (Thursday tours occur from September through June only.)
The Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm, and Sunday, noon to 5 pm. The Museum is closed Mondays except for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Columbus Day, and Presidents Day. Admission prices are as follows: Adults $13, seniors 65 and over $9, children 3-18 $6. Admission is free for Museum members, Yale I.D. holders, and children under age 3. No admission is charged Thursdays from 2 to 5 pm from September through June.
Tour time: 1.5 to 2 hours
Adults $13, seniors $9, children (3-18) $6. Free admission Thu. 2-5, Sept.-June.
ADA Compliant, Gift Shop, Groups Welcome, Guided Group Tours, Indoor Activity, Meeting/Event Facilities