Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History
Museum Exterior with Torosaurus Statue
Giant Squid in Lobby
Olmec Head
Fluid Collections Storage
Horse Fossils
Jungle Diorama
David Friend Hall
The Age of Mammals Mural

Thursday, June 21

David Friend Hall will be closed for special events. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Our Mission

To serve Yale University by advancing our understanding of Earth’s history through geological, biological, and anthropological research, and by communicating the results of this research to the widest possible audience through publication, exhibition, and educational programs.

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Featured Exhibitions & Programs

California Gold

On View Now
Special Exhibition

California Gold

Modern Marvels from the Golden State

Experience the beauty and splendor of California gold. This very special collection features 23 stunning pieces from the Golden State.

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Adult Art Classes

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Adult Art Classes

Programs in Natural Science Illustration

Registration for summer courses is now open! Select from a wide variety of nature-themed drawing and painting classes including many outdoor workshops. You’ll be sure to find a topic to engage the budding naturalist in you.

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Explore the Peabody



Explore the 4.5-billion-year history of the Earth and its life, all under one roof.

From mummies and mastodons to dinosaurs and diamonds, there's something fascinating around every corner of the Peabody. Come see for yourself!

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Yale Students

Yale Students

The Peabody is YOUR natural history museum. Join our community today.

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Study Gallery

Our new exhibition enriches Yale courses each semester specimens and artifacts from our collections.

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Collections & Research

Collections & Research

Explore the vast collections and cutting-edge research of the Peabody Museum, or search the database for over 8.5 million objects.

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School & Group Visits

School & Group Visits

Learn about our many offerings and schedule your field trip here. Field trip planning made easy.

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Hours & Admission


12 pm – 5 pm
10 am – 5 pm
10 am – 5 pm
10 am – 5 pm
10 am – 5 pm
10 am – 5 pm

Openings subject to inclement weather and holiday schedules.
Please check our admissions page for more information.