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Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, New Haven

Categories: Natural History Museums, Museums
Inspirock Rating:
4.6/5 based on 360+ reviews on the web
Find out about the natural history in one of the oldest, largest, and most productive university natural history museums in the world, Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History. Founded by the philanthropist George Peabody in 1866, it exhibits a huge variety of interesting objects. Visit the famed Great Hall of Dinosaurs with 34 m (110 ft) long mural, The Age of Reptiles. See the exhibits showing human and mammal evolution. The museum displays wildlife diorama, Egyptian artifacts, and minerals, among many other objects. Bring whole family with a wide array of activities for all ages present. 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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  • Let's be clear: this is not the Prado, the Metropolitan, or the British Museum. It is a modest museum, but one that has its own singular attractions and charm. It is particularly suitable to the curio...  read more »
  • went to see the Dinosaurs . Kids love going through for the different exibits . They also enjoy the kids room and gift shop. 
  • I'm a visual person so when I got to museums I like to go through and just look at things and read small blurbs to get the point. This museum has a lot to look at but unless you do a lot of reading, i...  read more »
  • Wonderful museum! You can walk through in just a few hours. The staff is fabulous at engaging children in the museum exhibits they are viewing.
  • Great museum. It has such a nice old natural history museum vibe. Lots of interesting displays. The dinosaurs are always a hit. The bird area is pretty cool too. I wish they had a cafe though. There aren't a lot of options in the immediate area (not when you have multiple children melting down).
  • Amazing museum, lots of the cool stuff. Check out the famous dinosaur mural.
  • Great dinosaur exhibit, very helpful and personable volunteers
  • Some of the fossils are rare examples of dinosaurs. The exhibits allow a close up view, generally speaking. And of course, the huge mural is an informative treasure.
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