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

Wednesday, April 11

David Friend Hall is closed for a private event.

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

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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Bones & Beer

Thursday, May 3, 6-9 pm
First Thursdays at the Peabody

Bones & Beer

Presented by The Beer Collective & Peabody Museum

Featuring a selection of local brews curated by The Beer Collective, plus special events and prizes.

This event is 21+.

Thursday, May 3, 6-9 pm

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Evening Lecture

Thursday, April 26, 5:30 pm
Evening Lecture

How to Tame a Fox and Build a Dog


For the last six decades a team of researchers in Siberia has been domesticating silver foxes to replay the evolution of the dog in real time. Join us as biologist and historian of science Lee Dugatkin reveals the inner details of this incredible story

Thursday, April 26, 5:30 pm

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Spring 2018 Programs for Adults

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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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Mother's Day Mystery Adventure

Sunday, May 13, 9 am – noon
Public Program

Mother's Day Mystery Adventure


Celebrate Mother’s Day the prehistoric way—with a Museum mystery adventure filled with activities and games for the whole family to enjoy!

Sunday, May 13, 9 am – noon
Tickets and advance registration required.

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A Night at the Peabody Museum

Saturday, May 19, 6-9 pm
Public Program

A Night at the Peabody Museum


Join us for a fun, family-oriented evening — with a touch of gold! Enjoy an exclusive scavenger hunt, live animal demonstrations and much more.

Saturday, May 19, 6-9 pm
Tickets and advance registration required.

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Explore the Peabody

Exhibitions

Exhibitions

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

Sunday
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Thursday
Friday
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12 pm – 5 pm
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10 am – 5 pm
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