Monday through Saturday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Sunday Noon to 5:00 pm
The Museum is closed on New Year's Day, Easter Sunday, Independence Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day.
The Yale Peabody Museum is wheelchair accessible. Yale University Accessibility Map
The Museum also has a small number of wheelchairs available to visitors at no cost on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Some halls may be closed to the public on weekday mornings during the academic year for school group programs, so we recommend visiting after 1 pm on weekdays or at any time on the weekends.
There is no cafeteria or lunchroom at the Peabody. Information on local eating places is available through our Restaurant Guide or at the Admission Desk in the lobby. Visitors are welcome to picnic on the lawns around the Museum.
Photography with hand-held cameras is permitted in exhibition halls for personal use only; photography of the Zallinger murals The Age of Reptiles and The Age of Mammals is prohibited at all times. All other uses require the advance written permission of the Yale Peabody Museum.
Highlights Tours of the Museum are offered at no extra charge every Saturday and Sunday at 12:30 and 1:30 pm. These 45-minute tours of the Yale Peabody Museum’s exhibition halls are led by one of our specially trained volunteer docents.
There are several ways to receive free or discounted admission to the Museum. Click on the link for more information. Visit for Free