With certain limitations, the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History permits scholars, students and the general public to photograph the Museum and its collections.
Any use of Yale Peabody Museum images, text and data is governed by the Yale Peabody Museum Usage Rights Policy and the conditions printed on the Museum’s Permission Request and Agreement Form. Fees, including research fees, may be charged by the Museum depending on the extent of the services provided, the rights required, and the nature of use. Contact the Permissions Office for information.
All photography and filming of any kind of the Zallinger murals The Age of Reptiles and The Age of Mammals is strictly prohibited.
Photography with hand-held cameras only, for noncommercial personal or academic purposes only (defined as without personal or corporate gain), is permitted in the Yale Peabody Museum's exhibition halls. Such photography must not interfere with public use of the halls. All other uses require the advance written permission of the Yale Peabody Museum.
Any reproduction or sale of such photographs or visual recordings without the advance written permission of the Yale Peabody Museum is prohibited. The Yale Peabody Museum reserves the right to withhold and/or withdraw permission to photograph on its premises. Photography may be prohibited in certain exhibitions. Contact the Permissions Office for information. If in doubt please inquire at the Admissions desk in the Peabody lobby.
All requests for permission to photograph specimens and objects in the Yale Peabody Museum collections for noncommercial personal and scholarly purposes must be submitted in writing. Direct requests in advance to the Collections Manager of the specific division, who will provide a Divisional Agreement Form to detail the requirements of the request and assess the usage requested. Unusual requests will require the approval from the appropriate curator or curatorial designee or, in their absence, from the Director of the Yale Peabody Museum.
Requests for photography and filming for news, publicity and promotional purposes require advance notification. Members of the media should contact:
Public Relations & Marketing Manager
We regret that we cannot accommodate requests for commercial photography and filming in the Museum's collections and public halls at this time.
Photography of specimens and objects in the collections can be provided. Contact the Permissions Office for information on availability, usage rights and fees. All requests must be made in advance in writing using our permissions form. Allow 4 to 6 weeks for a response. The Yale Peabody Museum reserves the right to refuse requests not appropriate to the Museum's mission
Under no circumstances will permission be granted to photograph or film the Zallinger murals The Age of Reptiles and The Age of Mammals. For information on licensing these works of art, contact the Permissions Office.
For information contact:
Peabody Museum of Natural History
P.O. Box 208118
New Haven, CT 06520-8118 USA