Directions & Parking


We are located in New Haven at 170 Whitney Avenue, at the corner of Sachem Street, one block north of Trumbull Street.


Yale University Campus Map


By Car: In New Haven, Connecticut, take Exit 3 off Interstate 91 (either north or southbound) onto the Trumbull Street connector. Turn right at the second light onto Whitney Avenue. The Museum is located at the next light on the corner of Whitney Avenue and Sachem Street. Metered street parking is available on Sachem Street, and a small visitor lot is located one block north of the Museum. Additional information about parking can be found below.


By Bus: The Yale Peabody Museum is on New Haven’s “J” bus route. For information contact CT Transit at 203.624.0151. 


By Train: The Yale Peabody Museum is convenient to Amtrak, MTA Metro-North Railroad and Shore Line East passenger rail service in New Haven.


Click here for Google Maps directions to the Yale Peabody Museum.


Visitor Parking

Parking availability in our lot is very limited on weekdays. If the lot is full, metered street parking is available on adjacent streets.



On WEEKDAYS  parking is available in the Yale Peabody Museum Visitors Parking Lot located at the far south end of Yale Lot 22 (please note the signs inside the lot.) The entrance is located on Whitney Avenue, one block north of the Museum at the intersection for Humphrey Street. At that light take a left into the large Yale University parking lot. Drive to the very end of the entrance drive and make a left at the stop sign. Continue down to the end of the drive to the second set of gates on the left and pull a ticket to enter. The parking fee is $5 and you must bring the ticket with you and pay for parking at the Museum Admissions Desk. 


On WEEKENDS parking in the Peabody lot, and in the adjacent Yale parking lots, is free and open to the public.


Bus Parking

Buses and mini buses cannot park in the visitor lot. See the Visitor and Bus Parking Map below for bus parking locations.


Visitor and Bus Parking Map [699 KB PDF]


Handicapped Parking

The Peabody parking lot has two designated handicapped parking spots. Additional designated handicapped parking spots can be found on Sachem Street.


How to Contact Us

The Peabody Museum of Natural History at Yale University is located in the Science Hill section of the Yale campus, at Whitney Avenue and Sachem Street in New Haven, Connecticut.


Our mailing address is:


Peabody Museum of Natural History
Yale University
P.O. Box 208118

New Haven, CT 06520-8118 USA


Direct inquiries to the appropriate Yale Peabody Museum department or curatorial division.