We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History

Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Review Highlights
Best museum around local area!

Nice place for people of all ages. Takes a couple hours if not too crowded. Kids will enjoy and a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Who's O
It’s a must when visiting New Haven

Yale Peabody Museum is first of all a very friendly place. It offers a great sample of Natural... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
via mobile
Read all 501 reviews
All photos (186)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good30%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“discovery room”(20 reviews)
“dinosaur bones”(15 reviews)
“machu picchu”(11 reviews)
This museum has a diverse collection ranging from Indian artifacts to Egyptian art to a large bird collection.
Closed Now
Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
See all hours
170 Whitney Ave, New Haven, CT 06511-8902
+1 203-432-3738
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around New Haven
from US$ 25.00
More Info
from US$ 22.99
More Info
Reviews (501)
Filter reviews
478 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviewsdiscovery roomdinosaur bonesmachu picchumineral collectionegyptian exhibitdinosaur hallchildren and adultshuge dinosaurall agesgreat for kidsgift shopleaf cutter antsrainy daythird floorinteresting exhibitsany agethree floors
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 478 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice place for people of all ages. Takes a couple hours if not too crowded. Kids will enjoy and a great "show and tell" conversation.

Thank Who's O
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Yale Peabody Museum is first of all a very friendly place. It offers a great sample of Natural history. Animals, plants and humans’ evolution are greatly summarized and give a great view on how all these have evolved over time. There is also a great...More

Thank JCSuarezf
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took our son here a few times. They are so amazed by the dinosaurs and no matter what they always have to stay in this area the most. However my husband and I enjoyed everything the museum had. It’s very clean and friendly. This...More

Thank Amilia A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is a range of science "stuff" to explore and see throughout the museum. I saw families doing a dinosaur scavenger hunt...I liked seeing the leaf cutter ants and found the gemstones to be beautiful. I would go here again for a random first/second date...More

Thank Kris K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wow the Peabody Museum is one of the best places to take your kids, they will never be bored and they will get a great experience with the Dinosaurs they come to life!

Thank TheVoiceofCT
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have always loved the Peabody. They focus on the region's plants, animals, and history, as well as minerals, archaeology, entomology, the sociological importance of human made objects, the many dioramas of plants and animals in the region and in CT, as well as a...More

Thank Jim C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum has a good selection of dinosaur fossils, local fauna and rock formations. It's not very large and the setting is a little outdated, but a pleasant space nevertheless. I'd say one area where there is a need to revamping is the live animal...More

1  Thank 2NO-mad
Reviewed 6 June 2018

This museum is not as big as the Museum of Natural History in NYC. You can see everything in 3 hours. That's enough time to have a quick family mini trip. There's 3 floors: bottom floor contains the dinosaurs, mummies... the second floor live reptiles...More

Thank tukytukytuky
Reviewed 26 May 2018

We visited the Peabody during commencement weekend. It was amazing. Great exhibits. We particularly enjoyed the mural.

Thank MrsJAtlanta
Reviewed 24 May 2018

The best museum in town for families with small kids and teenagers. Everybody will find something admirable, learn a lot and will desire come back again and again.

Thank astere2000
View more reviews
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
29 May 2018|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Michael F | Reviewed this property |
We had a relatively short visit, like two hours, which seemed adequate, although one large room was off limits due to a special event. We got to see it later when the event ended.
10 June 2016|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
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