Peabody Renovation
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Since its founding in 1866, Yale’s Peabody Museum of Natural History has enjoyed worldwide acclaim for its dinosaur skeletons, mammal displays and natural history collections. Today, the Peabody Museum houses more than 13 million specimens and artifacts representing more than 4 billion years of geological, biological and human history.  These collections are at the heart of university teaching and are a resource for scholars at Yale and around the world. Beyond its primary role supporting the academic curriculum, the Peabody Museum serves as the primary conduit of Yale science programs to the public, welcoming over 150,000 visitors each year, including many thousands of school children from across the region.


Remodeling and updating the Museum is the highest priority at this time. The foremost goal of the Peabody renovation is to greatly improve the connection between the Museum’s collections and staff with Yale’s teaching and research missions.  The renovation and expansion of the Peabody’s facility will add new gallery space that will be constructed to foster more rapid turnover of exhibits.  New object study classrooms will provide spaces dedicated to allowing for individuals to further encounter our collections and further work with and learn from our staff.



Hall of Dinosaurs

$ 20,000,000

Hall of Mammals

$ 10,000,000

Dinosaur Hall Brontosaurus Exhibit

$ 5,000,000

Dinosaur Hall Archelon/Tylosaurus Exhibit

$ 3,000,000

Dinosaur Hall Stegosaurus/Allosaurus Exhibit

$ 3,000,000

Mammal Hall Mammut (Mastodon) Exhibit

$ 3,000,000

Mammal Hall Megacerops/Hoplophoneus Exhibit

$ 3,000,000

Dinosaur Hall T-Rex/Torosaurus/Triceratops Exhibit

$ 2,000,000

Mammal Hall Moropus Exhibit

$ 2,000,000

Dinosaur Hall Pteranodon Exhibit

$ 1,000,000

Mammal Hall Large Centerpiece Case Display

$ 1,000,000

Mammal Hall Media Table

$ 500,000

Fossil Halls Permanent Case Displays

$ 100,000 - $ 500,000


For more information, please contact Monty Shepardson at or 203-432-0175.