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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

Saturday, June 1

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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

Evening Lecture

Thursday, September 19, 5:30 pm
Evening Lecture

What is Natural History the History Of?


Why is natural history history, and what kind of history is it? Join Yale professor and Peabody curator Paola Bertucci as she explores the early meanings of natural history how collections shaped definitions of nature and the place of humans within it.

Thursday, September 19, 5:30 pm

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Gallery Talk

Thursday, September 26, 4:00 pm
Gallery Talk

What a Neanderthal's Rubbish Bin Can Tell Us About How They Lived


Old bones and stones are often all that is left at sites where we know Neanderthals once lived. Jessica Thompson will explain what can these tell us about our ancient relatives and how they differ from ourselves.

Thursday, September 26, 4:00–4:30 pm

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Evening Lecture

Thursday, October 3, 4:00 pm
Lecture & Reading

Wilding: Returning Nature to Our Farm


Join award-winning author Isabella Tree as she tells the story of a daring wildlife experiment from her latest book Wilding: Returning Nature to Our Farm.

Thursday, October 3, 4:00–5:00 pm

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2019 Yale Mineral and Gem Symposium

Registration Open
Registration Open

2019 Yale Mineral and Gem Symposium


Join scholars, collectors, and enthusiasts from around the world as the Peabody's spectactular David Friend Hall hosts its fourth annual signature series of programming, events, lectures, an evening reception and private brunch.

Friday–Sunday, October 18–20, 2019

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Ancient Mesopotamia Speaks

On view now
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 through June 2020.

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Adult Art Classes

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Ongoing

Adult Art Classes

Programs in Natural Science Illustration

Join us for our unique art classes and workshops! Select from a wide range of nature-themed drawing and painting classes to help capture your love of nature.

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Explore the Peabody

Visit

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.

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.

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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
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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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