Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History

The museum has been transformed through a four-year renovation. The revamp includes new galleries that are more vibrant, increased space for classrooms, and exhibits that are accessible to all visitors. Among the most enthralling features of the museum are the renovated dinosaur displays and the additional exhibition space that can now hold more of the museum’s vast collection of 14 million objects.

The museum was founded in 1866 when philanthropist George Peabody donated funds to Yale University to establish a museum of natural history. The museum’s collections were initially housed in a building on the Yale campus before moving to its current location on Whitney Avenue in 1925.

The Yale Peabody Museum has a vast and varied collection of natural history specimens, including fossils, minerals and gems, anthropology collections, and zoology collections. It features several permanent and temporary exhibits that showcase these collections and provide insights into topics related to natural history, earth sciences, anthropology, and evolution.

Some of the museum’s highlights include the Great Hall of Dinosaurs, the Hall of Minerals, Earth, and Space, and the Hall of Mammalian Evolution, which explores the diversity of mammal species and their evolutionary history from ancient to modern times. The exhibits are designed to be accessible and engaging to visitors of all ages and backgrounds.

Admission is free for all visitors.


170 Whitney Ave, New Haven, CT 06511, USA