Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History

Open through June 30, 2020

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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

April 12, 2019

David Friend Hall will be closed until 3 pm for a special event.

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

2019 Summer Camps

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2019 Summer Camps


Our fun and educational summer camps are real family favorites! With a wide selection of themes and dates, for children entering grades 1-7, you are sure to find an incredible experience for your child here at the Peabody. Don't wait, these camps fill up quickly!

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Ancient Mesopotamia Speaks

On view April 6
Temporary Exhibition

Ancient Mesopotamia Speaks

Highlights from the Yale Babylonian Collection

Ancient Mesopotamia, “the Land Between the Rivers,” was the birthplace of writing, urban culture, the state, and many other concepts and institutions that shape our world to this day. This groundbreaking exhibition brings that ancient world to life.

On view April 6 through June 2020.

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On Fly in the Salt

On view April 6
Temporary Exhibition

On Fly in the Salt

American Saltwater Fly Fishing from the Surf to the Flats

Enjoy a curated journey through time, filled with the people, places, and innovations that have made saltwater fly fishing one of the fastest growing sectors of the sport of angling.

On view April 6 through October 2019.

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2019 Paleo-Knowledge Bowl

April 13, 2019
Registration Open

2019 Paleo-Knowledge Bowl


Our annual challenge for teams of 4th, 5th and 6th graders and homeschooled students ages 8 to 11 tests their knowledge of the paleo world, especially dinosaurs! The Paleo-Knowledge Bowl happens Saturday, April 13, and kicks off a week of dinosaur-themed activities at the Museum—our famous Dinosaur Days. Register by April 1—no fooling!

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Explore the Peabody

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Visit

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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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.

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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

Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday

12 pm – 5 pm
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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.
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