Become a Member of the Yale Peabody Museum

Thank you for joining the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History! Your membership is tax-deductible and your dollars make a difference. From educational programming to our exhibitions, if you see it at the Peabody your membership supports it. 


Your member card gives you access to engaging lectures, exciting gallery talks, behind-the-scenes collection tours, family events, and after-hours experiences. You’re now connected to globe-spanning expeditions and the scientific discoveries taking place right here in our laboratories. All members also receive:


  • The satisfaction of supporting a great museum!
  • FREE unlimited admission to the Yale Peabody Museum
  • FREE admission privileges to over 300 science museums with your Yale Peabody Museum membership card (certain exclusions apply)
  • Invitations to exhibition previews
  • Automatic enrollment in our Peabody e-newsletter
  • 10% discount on event tickets, including birthday parties
  • 10% discount in The Museum Store and access to member holiday sales
  • Early registration and discounts on summer camp programs
  • FREE weekday parking (when available) in the Peabody Visitors Lot while at the Museum (weekend parking is free to all)
  • Peabody publications

    ...and more!


Join Online


Click the button above to learn about our membership levels, and to purchase new or gift memberships, or renew your membership online!


There are two great reasons to join or renew your Peabody membership today!

Peabody Members will receive reciprocity at the Maritime Aquarium in Norwalk throughout the month of March. Get out of the cold and experience the sea!

On April 4th, Peabody Members will have exclusive access to the exhibition preview and reception for Ancient Mesopotamia Speaks: Highlights of the Yale Babylonian Collection. Enjoy an evening of food and drink, and be the first to experience our final exhibition before the renovation!


Want more?!

Join our 1866 Society or purchase a Fellow Level membership and access exciting additional benefits, including invitations to our  O.C. Marsh Evening Lecture Series  and receptions. The lecture series is your opportunity to engage directly with Peabody staff and curators, hear about exciting Peabody expeditions, and encounter scientists working in our collections and around the world at the forefront of discovery. Become a part of this curious community and get more from your Peabody membership!


Membership Cards

You will receive your permanent membership card within 30 days of payment processing.


If you wish to visit BEFORE your permanent Membership card arrives, bring your email confirmation (printed, or easily displayed on a smartphone) and a valid photo ID.


Note: Membership purchases are non-transferable and non-refundable.