Visit the Peabody


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Individual Admission

The Peabody is free and open to all!
Pre-registration is highly encouraged.

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Groups & Field Trips

To submit a field trip or group request, click here:

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Get involved with everything going on at the Peabody by signing up for a Free Membership or by joining one of our Patron Groups.

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Learn about the Yale Peabody Museum's newly-renovated and expanded galleries!

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The terrific Peabody programs you know and new topics coming soon—find them in our educational program offerings for K–12 students.

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Directions & Hours

  •  Hours
    Monday CLOSED
    Tuesday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
    Wednesday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
    Thursday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
    Friday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
    Saturday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
    Sunday 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Closed Mondays (except for Yale Commencement and MLK Day) and on these major holidays: New Year’s Day, Fourth of July, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day.

Do I need a ticket to visit?

Please click here to reserve a ticket, however there are plenty of walk-up tickets available at the admissions desk. We encourage you to come to the Peabody.

How much does admission cost?

Admission to the Yale Peabody Museum is free.

*** Local construction will greatly limit parking options at the Peabody Museum through Summer 2026. ***

When planning your visit, please explore drop off, rideshare (Uber, Lyft, etc), or carpool options.

Weekdays: Peabody parking is located ONLY in Lot 22V, as shown on the map below. The lot is available from 9:30am to 5pm daily. Parking tickets must be validated at the museum's front desk when using our visitor lot.

Please note that space is extremely limited. All other parking spaces in Lot 22 are for permit holders – visitors parking in these spaces on weekdays risk vehicle immobilization or towing without notice. When Lot 22V reaches capacity, additional parking options are available at the following locations:

  • Chapel/York Garage: 150 York Street (accessible via blue line shuttle to Peabody)
  • Grove Street Garage: 63 Grove Street (12-minute walk away)
  • Audubon Garage: 61 Audubon Street (10-minute walk)
  • Science Park Garage: 347 Winchester Ave (accessible via Brown Line Short, a 12-minute loop)

There is also metered street parking on nearby streets.


Weekends: Peabody parking is located in lot 22V and the Pierson-Sage Parking Garage.

Handicapped accessible parking is available in Lot 22V.

When you arrive, please follow all posted signage and staff instructions to ensure you and your vehicle's safety while construction is taking place. 

Click on the image below to view a larger parking map:

Is the Museum wheelchair-accessible?

Yes, the Yale Peabody Museum has multiple wheelchair-accessible entrances, and multiple passenger elevators.

Can we visit by public transportation?

Yes! Via bus, the Yale Peabody Museum is located on the CT Transit Downtown Connector Loop (Route 278).

You can also reach us directly using route 228 (Whitney Ave.) and route 229 (Waterbury).

How long should I plan for my visit?

Most guests should plan for about 2 hours in the museum.

How do we visit as an adult group or school group?

For adult groups of over 10 people, or for school field trips, please submit a request with the button below.

Field trip information is available here.

Can we eat in the museum?

No food or drink is allowed in exhibit areas. Guests are invited to use Central Gallery for snacking.

Are there places to rest in the museum?

Rest Spaces are also located throughout the museum for guests and their families who need a rest. Seating is also available in the galleries.

Are there places to nurse/feed my child?

Guests are welcome to nurse their children in the galleries. However, a private wellness room is available on the lower level for guests who would like to leave the galleries to nurse or feed their child/children. This room is single use only and includes a cushioned chair with arms, a small table, a locking door, and an electrical outlet.

Are there restaurants nearby?

Please be aware that the Ancient Egypt & Mesopotamia and Andean & Mesoamerican Civilizations galleries contain or may contain funerary items.

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