Become a Member of the Yale Peabody Museum




The Peabody Museum is evolving! Join as a Renovation Household Member for just $50. Visit as often as you like until our galleries close on June 30, 2020. Come experience the BEFORE while we get to work on the AFTER.


December 31, 2019  Great Hall of Dinosaurs and Mammal Hall Close
June 30, 2020  All Galleries Close for Renovations
2023  Museum Galleries Reopen



Your membership is tax-deductible and supports everything at the Peabody, including our educational programs, exhibitions, and collections preservation. If you see it at the Peabody, your membership supports it!


Your member card connects you to globe-spanning expeditions and the scientific discoveries taking place in our laboratories. All members receive: 

  • FREE unlimited admission to the Yale Peabody Museum until June 30, 2020
  • FREE admission privileges to over 300 science museums with your Yale Peabody Museum membership card until June 30, 2020 (certain exclusions apply)
  • Automatic enrollment in our Peabody e-newsletter
  • 10% discount on event tickets, including birthday parties
  • 10% discount in The Museum Store and access to member holiday sales
  • FREE weekday parking (when available) in the Peabody Visitors Lot while at the Museum (weekend parking is free to all)
  • Enrollment in the North American Reciprocal Museum Association (NARM) program (Explorer Memberships only)



Join Online


Click the button above to learn about our membership levels, and to purchase new or gift memberships, or renew your membership online!



Want more?!

Join our 1866 Society or purchase a Fellow Level membership and access exciting additional benefits, including invitations to our  O.C. Marsh Evening Lecture Series  and receptions. The lecture series is your opportunity to engage directly with Peabody staff and curators, hear about exciting Peabody expeditions, and encounter scientists working in our collections and around the world at the forefront of discovery. Become a part of this curious community and get more from your Peabody membership!


Membership Cards

You will receive your permanent membership card within 30 days of payment processing.


If you wish to visit BEFORE your permanent Membership card arrives, bring your email confirmation (printed, or easily displayed on a smartphone) and a valid photo ID.


Note: Membership purchases are non-transferable and non-refundable.