Monday through Saturday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Sunday Noon to 5:00 pm
The Yale Peabody Museum is wheelchair accessible. Yale University Accessibility Map
Call our InfoTape (203) 432-5050 for current recorded information about what’s happening at 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.
The best time to visit the Museum is in the afternoons or on weekends. Some halls may be closed to the public on weekday mornings during the school year for school group programs, especially in the spring. To maximize your visit, plan to be here after 1:00 pm. if you choose to come on Monday through Friday.
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.
Some 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.