Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History

Saturday, October 7

David Friend Hall is closed from 12pm 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 & Programs

Halloween Party

Thursday, October 26, 7-10 pm
Halloween Party

2017 Haunted Hall Crawl & Costume Ball

Tickets on Sale Now!

Experience the Museum as you never have before with our 3rd annual haunted costume ball!

Thursday, October 26, 7 – 10 pm

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Evening Lecture

Thursday, October 19, 5:30 pm
Evening Lecture

Seeing Below the Surface

Combining Science and Art to Expose and Protect Antarctica with Ari Friedlaender

In this talk Ari Friedlaender will share his experiences as a scientist, artist, and educator to see below the surface and present a fragile but resilient Antarctica.

Thursday, October 19, 5:30 pm

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Gallery Talks

NEXT: October 19, 2017
Fall 2017 Semester Series

Gallery Talks

Once a month, Thursdays at 4 pm

Join us this fall for a special series of gallery talks! Yale Peabody Museum curators and collections managers will feature a few remarkable objects from our collections in a 20-minute presentation, followed by Q&A.

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Invisible Boundaries

Temporary Exhibition

Invisible Boundaries

Exploring Yellowstone’s Great Animal Migrations

Discover the meaning of wildlife migrations to the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem in this groundbreaking exhibition.

On view through March 25, 2018.

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An Artist for Conservation

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

Exhibitions

Exhibitions

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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Object Study Gallery

Our new exhibition enriches Yale courses each semester specimens and artifacts from our collections.

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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.

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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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