Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History
Museum Exterior with Torosaurus Statue
Giant Squid in Lobby
Olmec Head
Fluid Collections Storage
Horse Fossils
Jungle Diorama
David Friend Hall
The Age of Mammals Mural

Wednesday, November 14

David Friend Hall will be closed for a special event.

Discover Your World

Welcome to the Peabody Museum of Natural History!

We're home to ten scientific collections that tell the story of our Earth, its life, history and cultures. Our exhibitions, events and educational programs have enriched the Yale and New Haven communities, and beyond, since 1866. Through our doors you'll share in the discoveries of generations of scientists and adventurers past, present and future.

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Featured Exhibitions & Programs

Evening Lecture

Thursday, November 15, 5:30 pm
Evening Lecture

Return of the Sea Otter


Join science writer Todd McLeish as he recounts tales of his journeys from California to Alaska to track the status, health, habits, and viability of sea otters from his book Return of the Sea Otter: The Story of the Animal That Evaded Extinction on the Pacific Coast.

Thursday, November 15, 5:30 pm

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Gallery Talk

Thursday, November 15, 4 pm
Gallery Talk

Flaked Stone Tools

The World's Oldest Preserved Technology

Join Senior Collections Manager Roger Colten in a discussion about the patterns of flaked stone tool technology from Africa and Europe, with examples from our collections and insights in differences between rocks from artifacts.

Thursday, November 15, 5:30 pm

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Dino-Snore Sleepover

Saturday – Sunday, November 17 – 18
Family Night

Dino-Snore Sleepover


Grab your pajamas and sleeping bags and head down to the Peabody for a night under the dinosaurs you and your kids will never forget!

Saturday, November 17 – Sunday, November 18
6 pm – 10 am

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Adult Art Classes

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Ongoing

Adult Art Classes

Programs in Natural Science Illustration

Join us for our unique art classes and workshops! Select from a wide range of nature-themed drawing and painting classes to help capture your love of nature.

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The Artist's Eye: Figurines of the Paleolithic

On View Now
Temporary Exhibition

The Artist's Eye

Figurines of the Paleolithic

Featuring sculptures inspired by figures created between 40,000 and 15,000 BCE, which are some of the first 3D representations of the female form ever discovered.

August 11, 2018 – March 17, 2019

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California Gold

On View Now
Special Exhibition

California Gold

Modern Marvels from the Golden State

Experience the beauty and splendor of California gold. This very special collection features 23 stunning pieces from the Golden State.

On view now.

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Explore the Peabody

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Visit

Explore the 4.5-billion-year history of the Earth and its life, all under one roof. From mummies and mastodons to dinosaurs and diamonds, there's something fascinating around every corner of the Peabody. Come see for yourself!

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Yale Students

Yale Students

The Peabody is YOUR natural history museum. Join our community today.

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Study Gallery

Our new exhibition enriches Yale courses each semester specimens and artifacts from our collections.

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Collections & Research

Collections & Research

Explore the vast collections and cutting-edge research of the Peabody Museum, or search the database for over 8.5 million objects.

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School & Group Visits

School & Group Visits

Learn about our many offerings and schedule your field trip here. Field trip planning made easy.

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Birthday Parties

Birthday Parties

Join us for a birthday party your child will remember at one of the premier university natural history museums in the world.

NOTE: Birthday parties resume in September.

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Become a Member

Become a member of the Peabody today! Help support our mission, programs and exhibitions, and discover a world of benefits.

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Museum Store

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Thanks to donors like you, the Peabody Museum is able to pursue its mission of advancing our understanding of earth’s history and sharing the results of this research with the widest possible audience.

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Hours & Admission

Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday

12 pm – 5 pm
CLOSED
10 am – 5 pm
10 am – 5 pm
10 am – 5 pm
10 am – 5 pm
10 am – 5 pm


Openings subject to inclement weather and holiday schedules.
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