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

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Discover Your World

Welcome to the Peabody Museum of Natural History!

We're home to ten scientific collections that tell the story of our Earth, its life, history and cultures. Our exhibitions, events and educational programs have enriched the Yale and New Haven communities, and beyond, since 1866. Through our doors you'll share in the discoveries of generations of scientists and adventurers past, present and future.

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Featured Exhibitions & Programs

Back-to-School Bonus

Through August 31, 2018
Membership Promotion

Back-to-School Bonus

Join today and get a month free!

The Peabody Museum has a unique opportunity today, If you renew your membership before August 31, 2018 you get an extra month free! Purchase today and your membership expires September 30, 2019.

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Bones & Beer

Thursday, September 6, 6pm–9pm
Presented by Yale Peabody Museum and The Beer Collective

Bones & Beer: BBQ Edition

Featuring a selection of local brews and cider curated by The Beer Collective! Come and enjoy an evening full of after-hours museum access, music, drinks, educational games & experiences, specimen interactions, & prizes.

Thursday, September 6, 6pm–9pm

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Summer's Last Roar

Saturday, August 25
Public Program

Summer's Last Roar!

Celebrate the end of summer with a free day at the Peabody! Explore billions of years of Earth history, engage in a craft activity, win prizes, and interact with real specimens on our SciCarts.

Saturday, August 25, 2018 from 10 am to 4 pm.

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The Artist's Eye: Figurines of the Paleolithic

On View Now
Temporary Exhibition

The Artist's Eye

Figurines of the Paleolithic

Featuring sculptures inspired by figures created between 40,000 and 15,000 BCE, which are some of the first 3D representations of the female form ever discovered.

August 11, 2018 – March 17, 2019

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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.

Explore the Collections

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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Birthday Parties

Birthday Parties

Join us for a birthday party your child will remember at one of the premier university natural history museums in the world.

NOTE: Birthday parties resume in September.

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Become a Member

Become a Member

Become a member of the Peabody today! Help support our mission, programs and exhibitions, and discover a world of benefits.

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Museum Store

Museum Store

Shop the Peabody Museum store online and find something for every natural history lover!

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Thanks to donors like you, the Peabody Museum is able to pursue its mission of advancing our understanding of earth’s history and sharing the results of this research with the widest possible audience.

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Hours & Admission


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

Openings subject to inclement weather and holiday schedules.
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