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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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A true Ct gem

I grew up going to the Museum of Natural History in New York, which I loved, so naturally I brought... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
David L
via mobile
Beautiful Collection

The paleo exhibits are a little out dated, but they're still very educational and fascinating. The... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kelsey J
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This museum has a diverse collection ranging from Indian artifacts to Egyptian art to a large bird collection.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good30%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“discovery room” (18 reviews)
“great hall” (17 reviews)
“dinosaur bones” (15 reviews)
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170 Whitney Ave, New Haven, CT 06511-8902
+1 203-432-5050
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I grew up going to the Museum of Natural History in New York, which I loved, so naturally I brought my children and now my grandchildren to the Peabody for a similar experience. Same great vibe, a world class dinosaur collection, and a gem room...More

Thank David L
Reviewed 1 week ago

The paleo exhibits are a little out dated, but they're still very educational and fascinating. The murals, dioramas, and paints are all gorgeous and top of the line. The minerals exhibit is a must see, and each and every piece there looks like a work...More

Thank Kelsey J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Short version: - Wheelchair access - Guided tours available - Gift shop - Live amphibian, reptile and insect displays - Elevators - Multiple levels - Courteous, knowledgeable staff - Reduced admission days and public library pass options - Free adjacent parking on weekends - Good...More

Thank Kevin J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is not the NY Museum of Natural History or even the Pittsburgh Museum of Natural History, but I would say it ties any other one for third. After we figured out to park at a meter on the street right out in front of...More

Thank Kay M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I visited the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History in New Haven, Connecticut on Sunday, January 14th. We have visited this museum in the past and have always enjoyed it, finding it to be quite educational, interesting and informative. The museum has...More

Thank kzsull01
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a world-class museum that merits at least one visit. I saw one review that had an issue with how the various areas kind of run up against each other as opposed to transition, but I didn’t consider that much of a problem, particularly...More

Thank Michael F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited on Sunday of Martin Luther King weekend. The museum had many events going on during the day to keep children entertained and educated! Loved their mineral floor, one of the best displays we have ever seen. The dinosaur bones were quite fascinating and...More

Thank judystephen
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

A small museum with a lot to offer. A decent collection of dinosaur bones and some Egyptian artifacts but the museum had no proper layout. The exhibits kind of blended together.

Thank James L
Reviewed 27 December 2017

It’s a Treasure trove of information and display. Visited with family, so much more information and display than i imagined, the kid loved it... Definitely recommended self or family especially for the giant dinosaur specimen among others.

Thank FoodieMusafir
Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

I had an amazing 😉 time at the Yale Peabody Museum I went there with with my friends the service was incredible I also had my 6 Birthday 🎁 there I look forward to seeing you soon!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thank Julianna P
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9 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