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Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History

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
Pricing: Adults $13, seniors $9, children (3-18) $6. Free admission Thu. 2-5, Sept.-June.

Other Amenities: ADA Compliant, Gift Shop, Groups Welcome, Guided Group Tours, Indoor Activity, Meeting/Event Facilities

Dates of Operation: Open year-round.



170 Whitney Ave.
New Haven, CT 06511


Tue.-Sat. 10-5, Sun. 12-5. Closed Jan. 1, Easter, July 4, Thanksgiving, Dec. 24-25.

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