Learn all about natural history in one of the oldest, largest, and most productive university museums in the world, Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History. Founded by the philanthropist George Peabody in 1866, the museum exhibits a huge variety of interesting objects. Visit the famed Great Hall of Dinosaurs, which displays its famous showpiece, a 34 m (110 ft) long mural entitled "The Age of Reptiles." See exhibits showing human and mammal evolution, as well as wildlife dioramas, Egyptian artifacts, and interesting examples of minerals. Bring the whole family, as the museum offers a wide array of activities for all ages. Put Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History at the forefront of your travel plans using our New Haven journey maker app.
Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History Reviews
My husband and I visited the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History in New Haven, Connecticut on Sunday, March 1, 2020. We have visited this museum in the past and have always enjoyed it, finding it..... more »
Loved the time spent at the museum! Varied collection of natural artifacts, dinosaurs, cultural items and gems. With lots of activities for the little ones as well. more »
Wonderful place! Hands down! When I visited this museum the first thing that came to my mind was “the night at the museum” movie. The experience was so exhilarating and there are different sections in museum which makes it a complete tour of history, galaxy and earth. I would love to ho again. For students the entry fees was only 6 dollars.
This storied museum is compact, diverse, and surprisingly affordable. If you're a fossil fan, the Peabody should top your pilgrimage list, as it houses some of the earliest and most famous specimens from the era of the Bone Wars, not to mention the gargantuan and immaculate Age of Reptiles mural by Zallinger. Short tours are offered daily; ours was peppy and fun. There's also a kid-centric room focused on entomology (including an amazing colony of leaf-cutter ants), dioramas, and an impressive mineral showcase. But hurry on down, since the Peabody is closing this year for deep renovations, not to open again for several years!
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