Yale Herbarium 150th Anniversary

Celebrating 150 years of collecting, research, and discovery

Located within the Museum’s Division of Botany, the Yale University Herbarium is home to more than 350,000 specimens collected from around the world.


In celebration of the Herbarium’s 150th anniversary, this display briefly presents the history of the Herbarium, showcasing just a few of the notable objects and personalities linked to the collection.


From fungi to flowers, the Herbarium includes specimens from five major branches of the tree of life—more than any other division at the Peabody!