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Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History

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Address: 170 Whitney Ave, New Haven, CT 06511-8902
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+1 203-432-5050
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun 12:00 - 17:00
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This museum has a diverse collection ranging from Indian artifacts to...

This museum has a diverse collection ranging from Indian artifacts to Egyptian art to a large bird collection.

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Not aware of any Natural History museum that compares. The hall of dinosaurs​ is legendary, but that's only a fraction of the display. If you come to New Haven, it is a must see... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Not aware of any Natural History museum that compares. The hall of dinosaurs​ is legendary, but that's only a fraction of the display. If you come to New Haven, it is a must see no matter what your age.

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I visited the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History with my 5 year old and 9 year old daughters. They loved the museum. A few key highlights. - The museum does not feel overwhelmingly large. So my daughters were able to feel they got to see the museum and did not have to leave before seeing everything. In reality it... More 

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New Haven, Connecticut
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The dinosaurs are perennial, but go upstairs to see the new mineral exhibits and the plate-tectonics displays. The minerals in particular will dazzle you, to say nothing of your kids.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a hidden gem in New Haven, and you might miss it if you are not looking for it or are told to go. Although it is not as impressive as the equivalent in New York, it is no schmuck. Very nice exhibits. If you or your kids like dinosaurs, make it a date.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There is a new mineral collection in the David Friend Hall at the Peabody Museum, and it's truly spectacular! The specimens are so outstanding that they are displayed like works of art. While the signage is minimal, there is an excellent app (currently only for iPhone/iPad, but I've been told forthcoming for android as well) that allows you to access... More 

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New Haven, Connecticut
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My Grandchildren have enjoyed the Peabody throughout their lives. Starting with the dinosaurs and the dioramas and moving on to the minerals and gems. We all love to watch the ants tunnel along through several rooms. Several hands on exhibits allow kids to interact. The shop is popular with something for everyone-very nice jewelry and the tee shirts are even... More 

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Shelton, Connecticut
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We loved it - not so overwhelming as a big size museums special with smaller children yet still plenty to see and touch and observe.

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Niantic, Connecticut, United States
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Reviewed 20 April 2017

By all means, check out the new Mineral and Gem Exhibit on the 3rd floor. Exquisite lighting enhances the dimensions of these outstanding minerals on display.

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Meriden, Connecticut
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Reviewed 15 April 2017

This was one of our favorite rainy day activities during summers. I believe Wednesday's were kids visit free.

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Edison, New Jersey
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Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

If you love Dinasaurs this museum is awesome! Interesting history of dinasaur discoveries. Museum also includes evolution of man, spectacular rock collection ect

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