Visit for Free
One of the many events in the Great Hall during a Free Admission day


There are several ways to visit the Peabody for free or at a reduced rate

Free with Membership

Become a member of the Museum to receive FREE admission throughout the year for yourself and your family.  Other benefits apply.


Yale ID Holders

Admission is FREE to an individual with a valid Yale ID.


Thursday Afternoons

The Museum offers PAY AS YOU WISH admission on Thursday afternoons from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. from September through June. Admission is free but donations are encouraged!


Library Pass Discount

Check out a Yale Peabody Museum pass at your local library. A Museum pass will give you $6 off each admission for up to 4 people. Ask for it at your local library.


Shore Line East (SLE) riders

Present your SLE Ticket or Monthly Pass and receive One FREE child admission OR $5 off one Adult Admission. For more savings, take advantage of the Shore Line East free child policy, allowing up to four children ages 11 and under to travel for free with a SLE fare-paying adult.


Active Military

Admission is FREE year-round to an individual with an active military ID. 

In addition, as a Blue Star Museum, the Peabody offers FREE admission from Memorial Day to Labor Day to up to 5 family members of active duty military, including Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, National Guard and Reserve members. Click here for more information.


Annual Free Admission Days

Visit on our special free days. The Museum is free on the Sunday and Monday of Martin Luther King, Jr. weekend for the Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Legacy of Environmental and Social Justice, the ¡Fiesta Latina! celebration usually held in October, and the Summer's Last Roar celebration usually held on a Saturday in late August. Check our event listings for specific dates and times.