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Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History

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I had the opportunity to tour the Peabody Museum this past Spring with some colleagues. I forgot... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
New Haven, Connecticut
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This renovation is high time. Ambitious, it will touch most aspects of the building but for the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Elizabeth M
New Canaan, 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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170 Whitney Ave, New Haven, CT 06511-8902
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had the opportunity to tour the Peabody Museum this past Spring with some colleagues. I forgot how much I love seeing all the dinosaurs bones and reading all the facts associated with that age. As a child we would come here with our classroom...More

Thank tpwolf
Reviewed 1 week ago

Small museum - but a good place to visit with kids. They don't have a cafeteria or any place to eat/snack, so be prepared if you are going with kids/babies.

Thank sghosh2030
Reviewed 1 week ago

This renovation is high time. Ambitious, it will touch most aspects of the building but for the visitor, which is most important will be the improvements to the exhibition space, which will expand the galleries and modernize them. During renovation, parts of the building will...More

Thank Elizabeth M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Gem of a location. Must see for all young children. Great location for a birthday. This place never gets old.

Thank Umer D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We are a family that loves museums and this museum was fantastic. What a great exhibit of dinosaurs and special gemstone! We learned so much and the kids had an excellent time. The staff was very helpful and very proud of there museum as they...More

1  Thank Phillyguy65
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Guided tour worthwhile. A little dated, but is scheduled for major renovation. The dinosaurs are the main attraction, but some of the side rooms, like the gems are interesting.

Thank davidfwest
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited on the "free day". Main floor .... dinosaurs. And the history of life to humans. See the largest prehistoric turtle, marine dinosaurs, and terrestrial dinosaurs. Second floor had Madagascar hissing cockroaches (fascinating). Third floor had a great exhibit on minerals (some views looked...More

Thank lakwatsera2014
Reviewed 17 August 2018

They have several dinosaurs which we all liked, plus the bears and birds. Recommended if you are in the area or live in CT.

Thank Carlos C
Reviewed 16 August 2018

Cute little museum if this is your first. A bit disappointing, though, when compared to natural history museums in Chicago and Washington D. C. The mineral collection, though, was captivating! Absolutely beautiful!

Thank Cindy B
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

Especially the dinosaurs and the mineral collection. Highly recommended for families with children. Excellent activity for rainy days.

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29 May 2018|
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Response from Kevin J | Reviewed this property |
2 - 3 hours is ample time.
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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