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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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  • This is an excellent place to bring a child for their first visit to a museum. The exhibits are older but that is part of the beauty of the place. I still remember the thrill of seeing the nearly comp...  more »
  • I went here with my family - wife and two daughters, aged 11 and 5 - and they all loved it. The dinosaur exhibit is fantastic and the section on the gem stones is really well done. You can see everyth...  more »
  • Step back in time and tour a museum that has never left the 1960s. Most exhibits are old-fashioned stuffed dioramas. The staff needs a lesson in customer service. Especially the young woman named Jess...  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.