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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  • 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.
  • A step into history! Wide variety of artifacts on display! Multi level! Worth stopping by to get a breath of something “new” or ancient depending on how you look at it! Gift shop and activities for kids!
  • Always a facinating visit and the exhibits are brilliantly presented. The new mineralogy exhibit is stunning for all ages. It's surprising what is just below our feet in Connecticut.
  • I vaguely remember visiting and loving the Peabody as a child. Brought my 2.5 year old here today and she had a blast. It also wasn't very busy so she got to run around from exhibit to exhibit and made a circuit of the great Hall at least three or four times. Nice little hands on area on the second floor that was a big hit with the toddler. It's a great sized museum to see if you just have a few hours. It was also nice she was still free, most museums start charging at age 2 but the Peabody doesn't until age 3. Great place to spend a morning or afternoon with young kids.
  • We always have a great time visiting the dinosaur bones, and the visiting exhibits are interesting. The museum balances kid appeal with more adult offerings in natural history and world cultures.

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