Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, New Haven

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Learn all about natural history in one of the oldest, largest, and most productive university museums in the world, Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History. Founded by the philanthropist George Peabody in 1866, the museum exhibits a huge variety of interesting objects. Visit the famed Great Hall of Dinosaurs, which displays its famous showpiece, a 34 m (110 ft) long mural entitled "The Age of Reptiles." See exhibits showing human and mammal evolution, as well as wildlife dioramas, Egyptian artifacts, and interesting examples of minerals. Bring the whole family, as the museum offers a wide array of activities for all ages. Put Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History at the forefront of your travel plans using our New Haven journey maker app .
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  • Short version: - Wheelchair access - Guided tours available - Gift shop - Live amphibian, reptile and insect displays - Elevators - Multiple levels - Courteous, knowledgeable staff - Reduced admission...  more »
  • This is not the NY Museum of Natural History or even the Pittsburgh Museum of Natural History, but I would say it ties any other one for third. After we figured out to park at a meter on the street ri...  more »
  • My husband and I visited the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History in New Haven, Connecticut on Sunday, January 14th. We have visited this museum in the past and have always enjoyed it, finding it to...  more »
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  • Had a great morning here. Dinosaurs section and Gem and Minerals sections were our favorites. But we also enjoyed viewing the birds and human skeletons from various periods in history. You will need about two hours view all three displays. More of you read all the material. Visiting on Wednesday was relatively uncrowded.
  • Think mini Natural Museum of History! I loved it all lots of cool stuff and weird stuff! You can finish exploring in under 2 hours and then head to lynch. I thought the main hall with the Dino’s was nice to walk around. The geology exhibit was a total rockstar ;) They also have a hands on room for kids but it gets crowded so head there first.
  • I love visiting the Peabody Museum. It has been a favorite for decades and I always forget how many exhibits they have in the permanent and rotating collections. The hall of dinosaurs is, of course, exciting and informative. My favorites include the gems/minerals, dinosaurs, and the dioramas of animals and ecosystems, but there's more! The space, bugs, birds, Egypt, cave people, kids area (with a free-roaming stick bug and a clear leaf-cutter ant tube habitat). If you can, take advantage of senior/kid discounts, as the entry prices add up, but aren't unreasonable compared to other museums. If you have kids, look for the family days events, as the additional staff add more interactive fun for them.
  • I got a discount from the Milford Library and only spent $6. Very intresting. Had people in almost every room that did little presentations and games that are good for small children but also adults.
  • Nice new exhibits. Bathrooms need 2 b enlarged & remodeled which I hear is on the roster. Clean. Then I can give that last star.
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