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Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, New Haven
(4.6/5 based on 380+ reviews on the web)
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. Add Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History to your New Haven travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our New Haven family vacation planner.
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  • Great place to bring the kids. The dinosaurs are great but don't miss the floor with all my favorite pretty rocks 
  • This museum has it all. The place is well-kept and easy to navigate. There is a wealth of information to experience and beauty to behold. 
  • I've lived in the New Haven area for quite some time and for some reason never ventured to Peabody. I now realize what I was missing. I found myself with some spare time to kill downtown and decided t...  more »
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  • Fun for an afternoon with the kids, but I wouldn't bother with a membership - It's a little smaller than I was expecting. Other than their big exhibit with the dinosaur bones there isn't a ton to see. The kids room is fun but small and crowded. Before going see if you can find discounted tickets from your local library.
  • Kinda expensive but definitely cool. Loved the dinosaur hall and the gem show upstairs. Place is definitely small for the money though.
  • My 4 year old begged to see dinosaurs so we went. She begged us to go again...we went 4 weeks in a row! Thankfully we bought the membership...we have access to so many other muesums. Her love of dinosaurs has grown tremendously since our first visit. I'm so thankful we have great places like this to take her to.
  • Great place for family and friends, very informative exhibits, great place for children to learn about history. Student discount is available for admission.
  • Our son had fun on the annual end of summer day. May be a tad bit pricey if you have to pay full price. They have a limited collection.