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

Friday, October 25 Close

The third floor of the Peabody will close at noon. The Museum will close at 3 PM.

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.

We're evolving!

Visit our new site, Peabody Evolved, to learn more about the Peabody’s transformative renovation.

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Featured Exhibitions & Programs

Adult Art Classes

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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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Online Digital Resources


Our doors may be closed right now, but we’re opening windows into the many digital resources available here at the Peabody and across the internet. Experience our new repository for digital resources, educational tools, and interesting online curiosities of the Peabody Museum!

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Explore the Peabody



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.

Explore the Collections

School & Group Visits

School & Group Visits

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

General information and fees

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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.

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Become a Member

Become a Member

Our membership program is currently on hiatus during the renovation. Stay connected by following us on social media, signing up for our email list, and supporting the Peabody with a tax-deductible donation.

Museum Store

Museum Store

Shop the Peabody Museum store online and find something for every natural history lover!

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Donate to the Peabody

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

Peabody Museum Operating Hours

The Peabody Museum is closed for renovation.


12 pm – 5 pm
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.
Please check our admissions page for more information.