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

Through Wednesday, May 16

Flash sale on Night at the Peabody tickets – 30% off ticket prices!

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.

Featured Exhibitions & Programs

Museum Store Sidewalk Sale

Thursday, May 24 – Sunday, May 27
Limited Time Offer

Sidewalk Sale

Yale Peabody Museum Store

Save up to 50% off select merchandise, including jewelry, books, home décor, and more.

Thursday, May 24 – Sunday, May 27
Museum admission not required for store entry.

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.

On view now.

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Spring 2018 Programs for Adults

Registration Ends Soon!
Registration Open

Spring 2018 Programs for Adults

Celebrate springtime with us by participating in a series of new educational programs, unique art classes and workshops. These nature-themed activities are led by museum staff and local experts, and are sure to interest everyone.

Registrations are limited—don't miss out!

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Peabody Birthday Parties

Book Today!

Peabody Birthday Parties

For children 4-10 years of age

Celebrate your child’s birthday with us! Peabody birthday parties are fun and educational! Four themes to choose from, includes scavenger hunts, hand-on activities and much more.

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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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Object 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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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.