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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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Great museum to visit

Another excellent museum on Yale's campus. If you like dinosaurs you'll love the museum. Plus it... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
lora s
San Francisco, California
Kids and dinos

This is the place to take your kids for a dinosaur experience. The museum is easy to get in and out... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Tim K
New Haven, Connecticut
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This museum has a diverse collection ranging from Indian artifacts to Egyptian art to a large bird collection.
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  • Average5%
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170 Whitney Ave, New Haven, CT 06511-8902
+1 203-432-5050
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Another excellent museum on Yale's campus. If you like dinosaurs you'll love the museum. Plus it has a great gift shop, worth going even without going to the museum.

Thank lora s
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the place to take your kids for a dinosaur experience. The museum is easy to get in and out of and the exhibits are very good. In addition to the dinos there are exhibits on Yale's role in discovering Machu Picchu and the...More

Thank Tim K
Reviewed 1 week ago

I always loved the Yale Peabody Museum. I have been coming here since I was a kid and I still go back at least once a year. I honestly don't think it ever really changes but it always feels like I am learning something new...More

Thank emilyannegenova
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are visiting the New Haven Area you have to visit the Peabody Museum. Sitting on the edge of Yale University it is well funded and the exhibits are by actual Yale Alums/Professors. My wife and I favorite part is the Mineral/Gem area which...More

Thank jwcorbett
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Took our grandsons, 16 mos and three years. they both loved the Peabody. Had coloring actiities for the boys. Great way to spend a summer afternoon. every time we go they see something different.

Thank flamingogrammy
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

A great little museum, the Dinosaur hall was amazing, very nerdy Yale Style. The Stone hall was amazing. I really enjoyed.

Thank Wayranix
Reviewed 13 August 2017

Excellent display of fossils and dinosaur skeletons, I believe is the best for a university museum. The meteorites, rocks, semi precious and precious stones collection is awesome. I particularly enjoy the Egyptian exhibit, very complete and interesting.

Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

Awesome visit. The time I visited there was an Archaeopteryx and paleo-artists exhibition. The best part of the museum for me was the Diplodocus and T-rex replica. It's a must see. They also have a great bird collection on exhibit. The egyptian part was a...More

Thank Nicole P
Reviewed 10 August 2017

My family wanted to see the museum and we had only a few hours. The exhibits were excellent with excellent teaching explanations. From dinosaurs through primates, development, evolution and how they were found was well discussed. The reconstructions and skeletons were great. The mineral collection...More

Thank traveldoc2011
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Our family was planning to spend the day together outdoors but it ended up raining so we made the last minute decision to go to the museum for the afternoon. Our family had a great afternoon together and escaped the dreary weather. My daughter loved...More

Thank Michelle S
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10 June 2016|
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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