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Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History

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Address: 170 Whitney Ave, New Haven, CT 06520
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+1 203-432-5050
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Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Tue - Sat 10:00 - 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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New Mineral Room not to be missed.

The Mineral Gallery was recently renovated, updated and reopened. It includes some wonderful, big, bold specimens that are bound to appear plus a new collection of exceptional... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Lenox, Massachusetts
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Lenox, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Mineral Gallery was recently renovated, updated and reopened. It includes some wonderful, big, bold specimens that are bound to appear plus a new collection of exceptional gemstones, The Cora Miller Collection. Take the kids!

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New Haven, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is an excellent place to bring a child for their first visit to a museum. The exhibits are older but that is part of the beauty of the place. I still remember the thrill of seeing the nearly complete mounted skeleton of a Brontosaurus over 50 years ago. Also has a Stegosaurus as well as numerous dioramas depicting various... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I went here with my family - wife and two daughters, aged 11 and 5 - and they all loved it. The dinosaur exhibit is fantastic and the section on the gem stones is really well done. You can see everything in about two to three hours. It's truly an exceptional museum. I would strongly recommend it.

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Step back in time and tour a museum that has never left the 1960s. Most exhibits are old-fashioned stuffed dioramas. The staff needs a lesson in customer service. Especially the young woman named Jessica who was the self-proclaimed gatekeeper on the 3rd floor who was so rude to guests! In contrast to her arrogance there is a wonderful gem in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great little museum, perfect for an afternoon of enrichment for toddlers and older children. My 4 year old.loved the dinosaur exhibits.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I thought my teenagers would think it was lame to go here, but they loved it. There is something interesting for everyone of all ages!

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West Haven, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been going to the Peabody since I was a little girl and have brought my children as one of their first cultural adventures and now bring my grandkids. It is always a place of wonder. Their big attraction is the fantastic collection of dinosaur skeletons! There are enough to engage the imaginations of the little ones without being too... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is very rare to see a museum of this kind & number of Exhibits. There are more than 13 Million Exhibits, spread over 3 Floors. The Evolution of Life is well described & a tribute to Charles Darwin & his theory of Evolution. Some of the Exhibits are real & some are well crafted models. The Jurasic park.must have... More 

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New Haven, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

Great place to bring the kids. The dinosaurs are great but don't miss the floor with all my favorite pretty rocks

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Norwich, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

This museum has it all. The place is well-kept and easy to navigate. There is a wealth of information to experience and beauty to behold.

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