Admission & Hours
Visitors to the Hall of Minerals

The Yale Peabody Museum is open:

Tuesday through Saturday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Sunday Noon to 5:00 pm


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PLEASE NOTE: the Dinosaur Hall and Mammal Hall are CLOSED for renovation. All other galleries will be open through June 30, 2020.

The Museum is closed on Mondays with the exception of the following:

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Presidents Day, and Columbus Day.


The Museum is closed on the following holidays:

New Year's Day, Easter Sunday, Independence Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day.


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Admission Fees (New 2020 Pricing)

$10.00 Adults
$8.00 Senior citizens 65 years and over
FREE Children ages 3 through 18, and college students with ID
Admission is free for children under the age of 3, Peabody Museum members, and individuals with a Yale ID.


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Is the Museum wheelchair accessible?

The Yale Peabody Museum is wheelchair accessible. Yale University Accessibility Map

The Museum also has a small number of wheelchairs available to visitors at no cost on a first-come, first-serve basis.


When is the best day/time to visit?

Some halls may be closed to the public on weekday mornings during the academic year for school group programs, so we recommend visiting after 1 pm on weekdays or at any time on the weekends.


Is there anywhere to eat?

There is no cafeteria or lunchroom at the Peabody. Information on local eating places is available through our Restaurant Guide or at the Admission Desk in the lobby. Visitors are welcome to picnic on the lawns around the Museum. The Shops at Yale also provide a host of great offerings!


Is photography allowed?

Photography with hand-held cameras is permitted in exhibition halls for personal use only; photography of the Zallinger murals The Age of Reptiles and The Age of Mammals is prohibited at all times. All other uses require the advance written permission of the Yale Peabody Museum.


Are there any hands-on activities offered?

The Discovery Room is a great place to see and touch real natural history artifacts.

Every weekend Scicorps (Science Career Orientation and Readiness Program for Students) runs hands-on carts and activity tables throughout the Museum exhibits.

Visit our events calendar to see what special activities or programs are offered on any given day.


Are there any guided tours?

Highlights Tours of the Museum are offered at no extra charge every Saturday and Sunday at 12:30 and 1:30 pm. These 45-minute tours of the Yale Peabody Museum’s exhibition halls are led by one of our specially trained volunteer docents.

Click here for more information about Highlights Tours and group visits.