Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History

Monday, October 12

David Friend Hall is closed from 2pm until 5pm for a special event.

Our Mission

To serve Yale University by advancing our understanding of earth’s history through geological, biological, and anthropological research, and by communicating the results of this research to the widest possible audience through publication, exhibition, and educational programs.

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Featured Exhibitions & Events

Summer's Last Roar

Saturday, August 26
Public Program

Summer's Last Roar!

Celebrate the end of summer with a freeday at the Peabody! Explore billions of years of Earth history, engage in a craft activity, win prizes, and interact with real specimens on our SciCarts.

Saturday, August 26 — 10 am to 4 pm.

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Dinosaurs Take Flight

Temporary Exhibition

Dinosaurs Take Flight

The Art of Archaeopteryx

Six renowned artists from around the world provide a glimpse into their studios and processes as they bring this iconic "missing link" back to life.

On view through August 13, 2017.

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An Artist for Conservation

Coming soon
Temporary Exhibition

An Artist for Conservation

The Paintings of Albert Earl Gilbert

Explore the beauty and majesty of birds through the eyes of renowned artist Albert Earl Gilbert, and discover the process and passion behind Al’s unique vision.

On view through April 15, 2018.

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Explore the Peabody



Explore the 4.5-billion-year history of the Earth and its life, all under one roof.

From mummies and mastodons to dinosaurs and diamonds, there's something fascinating around every corner of the Peabody. Come see for yourself!

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Yale Students

Yale Students

The Peabody is YOUR natural history museum. Join our community today.

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Collections & Research

Collections & Research

Explore the vast collections and cutting-edge research of the Peabody Museum, or search the database for over 8.5 million objects.

Explore the Collections

School & Group Visits

School & Group Visits

Learn about our many offerings and schedule your field trip here. Field trip planning made easy.

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Hours & Admission


12 pm – 5 pm
10 am – 5 pm
10 am – 5 pm
10 am – 5 pm
10 am – 5 pm
10 am – 5 pm

Openings subject to inclement weather and holiday schedules.
Please check our admissions page for more information.


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