Group Admission/Program Fees and Policies

Group Admission/Program Fees and Policies

Our fees and payment policies have changed effective September 1, 2016.  All program and admissions income goes directly to support the Yale Peabody Museum and its education initiatives.


Payment Policies

  • Pre-payment (received at least 2 weeks in advance) will receive a 10% discount
  • Payment received less than 2 weeks in advance, including day of the program, will be charged the advertised rate

  • Invoices for payment after the date of the visit will include an administrative fee of $20
  • Accepted forms of payment include:

    • Credit card (VISA, MasterCard or Discover)

    • Check made out to Yale University

    • Cash (no change please)

    • Purchase order

  • Coupons, Museum memberships, Yale IDs, or library passes will not be honored as part of the group rate; anyone using these will be considered an individual visitor by the admissions staff and not counted as part of the group.

To pay by mail, address your payment to:

Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History

Education Office

P.O. Box 208118

New Haven, CT 06520-8118

Attn: Elizabeth Steele



School and Group Programs

  • $200 for 1 program (includes museum admission) with up to 20 students and 5 adults (including teachers, aides and chaperones)
  • Must provide at least 1 chaperone for every 8 students
  • Additional students - $5 each up to a maximum of 25
  • Additional adults - $10 discounted regular admission
  • Multiple Programs/Same Visit/Same Class: Regular fee for first program, $50 fee for additional program

Self-Guided/Group Admission

  • $5 per student
  • $10 per chaperone
  • Must provide at least 1 chaperone for every 8 students
  • Teachers and staff free with school ID

Colleges and Universities

  • Yale faculty and students with ID are admitted free 
  • College and university classes: group rates apply for self-guide or program
  • College students will be charged the student rate of $6 for individual admission

Museum Highlights Tours (adult groups)

  • $150 (maximum group size of 20) includes museum admission
  • 20% discount for senior groups
  • To receive group rate, tour must be booked at least two weeks in advance
  • Minimum group size of 10.

All Groups

  • Free bus parking
  • All cars parking in the Peabody lot will be charged the $5 parking fee
  • Parking for cars is limited, space not guaranteed



  • Full refund for cancellation at least one week prior to program
  • No refunds/discount for fewer students than reservation
  • No refund for cancellation fewer than 5 business days before program
  • Groups that fail to show up will not receive a refund or will be billed for the program if payment has not been received at time of scheduled visit