Family Event


David Friend Hall Opening Celebration!

Sunday, October 23 from Noon to 5:00 pm

Free Admission


Join us to celebrate the public opening of David Friend Hall, the Museum’s new 2,300-square-foot gallery of minerals and gems! From delicate diamonds to a single crystal that weighs 2,000 pounds, David Friend Hall will soon become a signature gallery of the Peabody Museum. Activities will include a mineral dig and touch table, a craft activity, and a scavenger hunt.


Admission during the anniversary weekend is free thanks to a generous gift from the Lucille and Arnold J. Alderman Fund.


Program Activities

3rd Floor

North American Dioramas

Pick-up Scavenger Hunt

Return Scavenger Hunt and claim your prize

Crack a Geode


Birds of Connecticut                                    

Mineral Kit

Make a Mineral Necklace


Southern New England Dioramas

Mineral Dig