Admission & Hours
Visitors to the Hall of Minerals

The Yale Peabody Museum is open:

Tuesday through Saturday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Sunday Noon to 5:00 pm

The Museum is closed on Mondays with the exception of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Presidents Day, and Columbus Day.

The Museum is closed on New Year's Day, Easter Sunday, Independence Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day.


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Admission Fees

$13.00 Adults
$9.00 Senior citizens 65 years and over
$6.00 Children ages 3 through 18, and college students with ID
$5.00 Group admission*
Admission is free for children under the age of 3, Peabody Museum members, and individuals with a Yale ID.


During the months of September to June, the Museum offers free admission for all visitors on Thursday afternoons from 2:00 to 5:00 pm.


* To receive this reduced admission, groups must make a reservation at least 1 week in advance. Group admission is only available with a written confirmation brought to the Museum at the time of the visit.



Is the Museum wheelchair accessible?

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.


When is the best day/time to visit?

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.


Where can we eat?

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.


Is photography allowed?

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.


Are there any guided tours?

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.

Click here for more information about Highlights Tours and group visits.


Are there any discounts on admission?

There are several ways to receive free or discounted admission to the Museum. Click on the link for more information. Visit for Free