Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, New Haven

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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.
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  • I used to love coming to this extensive, detailed, and fascinating museum. They have large collections and exhibits on human evolution, dinosaurs, minerals, ancient Egypt, and various animals, all... 
    I used to love coming to this extensive, detailed, and fascinating museum. They have large collections and exhibits on human evolution, dinosaurs, minerals, ancient Egypt, and various animals, all...  more »
  • We are visiting New Haven, CT to see the sights of Yale that we missed in the late 1970's when we stopped here to see the renowned Hall of Dinosaurs. It was outstanding and a model for all of the... 
    We are visiting New Haven, CT to see the sights of Yale that we missed in the late 1970's when we stopped here to see the renowned Hall of Dinosaurs. It was outstanding and a model for all of the...  more »
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  • I’ve been going since I was a kid, always a great time. I’m happy to hear that they’re remodeling it and redesigning the exhibits. It’s been basically the same for the 25 years I can remember. Staff is always great, can’t wait to see the new layout.
  • It's been years since I've been now that my kids are older. But because my family & I literally lived just down the street from the Peabody, we went quite often. As in once every few months. We maintained a family pass & the kids would frequently take a friend or two. And we even did a few birthdays there over the years. My purpose in mentioning all of these things is to make the point that the Peabody is fantastic for kids--of ALL ages! It's worth every penny & I would recommend it without hesitation.

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