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Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History

170 Whitney Ave, New Haven, CT 06511-8902
+1 203-432-5050
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Not only dinosaurs but minerals too!

I took two young ladies to view the museum and they loved it! Especially the mineral collection... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Teenzone
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Essex, Connecticut
Worth the price

Good display of dinosaur skeletons, other displays. Good for the kids to see, but not much... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Jed3
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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This museum has a diverse collection ranging from Indian artifacts to Egyptian art to a large bird collection.
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good30%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“discovery room” (19 reviews)
“dinosaur bones” (15 reviews)
“machu picchu” (11 reviews)
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170 Whitney Ave, New Haven, CT 06511-8902
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Reviewed yesterday

I took two young ladies to view the museum and they loved it! Especially the mineral collection which is beautifully presented. Also if you check your local library their are passes available which makes the museum very affordable. Even the gift shop has affordable prices.

Thank Teenzone
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Good display of dinosaur skeletons, other displays. Good for the kids to see, but not much interaction. Free entry on Thursdays in the PM. Check it out.

Thank Jed3
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Reviewed 5 days ago

An absolutely wonderful museum. Visited with family aged 65 to 2 years old and was enjoyable for ALL. The museum is one of the finest I have ever been to. Exhibits are very interesting.

Thank e s
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I visited the museum on a Saturday afternoon. It was busy but we were able to get around easily. Museum is three floors of exhibits. Good collection overall. Dinosaurs fossils, mammals and bird exhibits. Second floor has a discovery zone for the...More

1  Thank Angielynn7
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Reviewed 6 March 2018

This museum has inspired many a future archeologist/anthropologist/artist; the displays are well organized and there is lots of fascinating reading material to educate those of us new to much of natural history. Worth visiting over and over again; there is something new to discover with...More

Thank didr
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

Yale's Peabody Museum is a real gem! We went to the museum with our 4 yo grandson and 7 yo granddaughter and they loved it! From the huge brontosaurus skeleton in the Great Hall to the mummies, the children stayed engaged and curious. The museum...More

Thank seabreezes243
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Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

We were there on an extremely wet day. So good day to take our time and take a good look. With the focus on natural history, you expect to see quite a few bones. From what I gathered a few anthropology professors from a Yale...More

Thank FraserBob
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

It's worth signing up for email from the museum for notification of free Behind The Scenes Tours in winter months. Way more specimens, nicely indexed and stored in the archives, than is on display at any one time.

Thank Hong-Eng N
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Reviewed 2 March 2018 via mobile

I enjoyed my visit to the museum, but I was a little surprised at how dated some things were. From simple things like the information and back drops being yellowed with age, to bigger things where science and understanding has changed but their displays have...More

Thank Sarah B
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Reviewed 1 March 2018

The look on my grandsons face me said it all for a rain day I made the right choose., I enjoy doing things with them there so little the asked if it was real . great for a school trip or just for a day...More

Thank giresi
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turquoisemotmot
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Response from Gary K | Reviewed this property |
This is not a question about visiting the museum. It is a policy question and should be directed to the museum itself. It political in nature. I can answer questions on parking, the exhibits shown, the educational... More
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