Group Admission/Program Fees and Policies

Group Admission/Program Fees and Policies

Our fees and payment policies have changed effective January 1, 2020.  Price reductions are noted in bold italics.  Please be aware that the Great Hall of Dinosaurs and Hall of Mammalian Evolution are now closed for renovation.  All program and admissions income goes directly to support the Yale Peabody Museum and its education initiatives.



School & Youth Group Programs

  • $200 for 1 program (includes museum admission) with up to 25 students and 5 adults (including teachers, aides and chaperones)
  • A minimum of 1 chaperone must be provided for every 8 students
  • Additional chaperones - $10 (discounted regular admission)
  • Multiple Programs/Same Visit/Same Class: Regular fee for first program, $50 fee for additional program

School & Youth Group Self-Guided/Group Admission

  • $3 per student
  • $10 per chaperone
  • A minimum of 1 chaperone must be provided for every 8 students
  • Teachers and staff admitted free with school ID

Adult Group Self-Guided/Group Admission

  • $8 per person
  • To receive group rate, visit must be booked at least two weeks in advance and include at least 10 members

Museum Highlights Tours (adult groups)

  • $12 per person (includes museum admission) Maximum group size of 20 per tour.
  • Minimum group size of 10.

Colleges and Universities

  • Yale faculty and students with ID are admitted free 
  • College and university classes: group rates apply for self-guide or program reservations
  • College students will be admitted free with college ID

All Groups

  • Free bus parking
  • All cars parking in the Peabody lot will be charged a $5 parking fee
  • Parking for cars is limited, space not guaranteed


Payment Policies

  • Payment must be received prior to or on the day of your visit.  
  • If we must contact you for payment after the date of the visit, an administrative fee of $25 will be added to the invoice.
  • Accepted forms of payment include:

    • Credit card (VISA, MasterCard or Discover)

    • Check made out to Yale University

    • Cash (no change please)

    • Purchase order

  • Coupons, Museum memberships, Yale IDs, or library passes will not be honored as part of the group rate; anyone using these will be considered an individual visitor by the admissions staff and not counted as part of the group.

To pay by mail, address your payment to:

Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History

Education Office

P.O. Box 208118

New Haven, CT 06520-8118

Attn: Elizabeth Steele



  • Full refund for cancellation at least two weeks prior to program
  • No refunds/discount for fewer students than reservation
  • No refund for cancellation fewer than 5 business days before program
  • Groups that fail to show up will not receive a refund or will be billed for the program if payment has not already been received.