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The new, light-filled Central Gallery will be home to live plants and the enormous Archelon and Tylosaurus specimens suspended from the ceiling.

Renovated Peabody reopening in 2024 with free admission

November 10, 2021

Yale Peabody Museum (peabody.yale.edu)



Reconstruction of Mylodon with carcass

Extinct Ground Sloth Mylodon Was Not a Vegetarian

October 7, 2021

American Museum of Natural History (amnh.org)


Artspace; Courtesy of Artspace New Haven

Artspace New Haven Considers Space and Time

September 27, 2021

Yale Daily News (yaledailynews.com)


Peabody Museum staff next to Brontosaurus on The Age of Reptiles mural by Rudolph Zallinger

Amid Peabody Museum's renovation, dinosaur mural reveals its 'precious' details

September 4, 2021

New Haven Register (nhregister.com)



Fossilized horseshoe crab brain

Fossil Brain Reveals How Squishy Organs Can Be Preserved

August 18, 2021

The New York Times (nytimes.com)


Final Rendering of Horse Island station

Yale Architecture Students Build a Unique Off-Grid, Outdoor Classroom

August 9, 2021

Metropolis Magazine (metropolismag.com)


Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu older than expected, study reveals

August 4, 2021

YaleNews (news.yale.edu)


Pincelli Hull, Erika Edwards, Martha Muñoz, and Jessica Thompson

Peabody curators stimulate wonder through science

July 19, 2021

YaleNews (news.yale.edu)



Marine diatoms. (Photo by Mogana Das Murtey and Patchamuthu Ramasamy. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.)

Rise of the diatoms — a new timeline

June 28, 2021

YaleNews (news.yale.edu)


Dendrohyrax interfluvialis

Barks in the night lead to the discovery of new species

June 14, 2021

YaleNews (news.yale.edu)


Hesperornis (Photo: Robert Lorenz)

What can a dinosaur’s inner ear tell us? Just listen

May 6, 2021

YaleNews (news.yale.edu)


Excavation site in Malawi (credit: Jessica Thompson under CC BY-ND 4.0)

Did Stone Age Humans Shape the African Landscape With Fire 85,000 Years Ago?

May 6, 2021

Smithsonian Magazine (smithsonianmag.com)



Armand Morgan with The Age of Reptiles mural; Photo by Dan Renzetti

Peabody renovation offers unique view of iconic dinosaur mural

February 22, 2021

YaleNews (news.yale.edu)



Handling a Stegosaurus skeleton

Yale Peabody’s dinosaurs head to Canada for some TLC

February 6, 2020

YaleNews (news.yale.edu)



A crowd in the Great Hall for the Peabody's 'Heads-off' ceremony

Peabody Museum bids ‘Heads-Off’ to its beloved Brontosaurus

December 12, 2019

YaleNews (news.yale.edu)