Highlights Tours

The Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History is pleased to offer Highlights Tours for visiting groups!

Guided highlights tours are 50 minutes long and focus on one of the three topics below. Maximum group size of 20; minimum group size of 10.  Tours are available on most Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday afternoons and must be reserved at least two weeks in advance. Contact Elizabeth Steele at peabody.education@yale.edu or (203) 432-3775.  Senior citizen groups receive a 20% discount off the regular $150 group tour fee.  Museum admission is included.  Be sure to request a Senior Highlights Tour to receive discounted pricing.


Tour topics:

Peabody Highlights

This tour takes you through the best the Peabody has to offer. You'll first stop in the Great Hall to visit The Age of Reptiles mural and the Brontosaurus skeleton, and then go on to the Hall of Mammals, the Hall of Minerals, Earth and Space, and finish your journey in our Daily Life in Ancient Egypt exhibition


Windows in Time: Connecticut Dioramas

Visit the exquisitely created Forest Margin, Coastal Region and Cold Bog dioramas and experience, up close, the rich habitats right in our backyard. Participants in this tour will learn about different areas of Connecticut and the animals and plants that call them home.



This tour of the Great Hall includes stops at The Age of Reptiles mural, one of the largest natural history murals in the world, and at the Brontosaurus skeleton, one of the most complete dinosaur skeletons of its kind. Visitors will also see many other fossil skeletons, including other dinosaurs and ancient marine animals.


The Yale Peabody Museum cannot provide transportation and does not have a cafeteria, but there are many restaurants in the area.