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Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History

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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 2 weeks ago

From when I was a child this is one of the most fascinating places to visit It is such an easy relaxing atmosphere right here in our own backyard This is such a gift given to all that live in the New Haven area and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Nick B
Reviewed 7 January 2019 via mobile

This has been my go to place for learning .i brought my children when they were small and now my grandchildren. It is fun, safe and entertaining. I wish that there was more change in the exhibits. as not a lot has changed in 35...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank ckbucks
Reviewed 2 January 2019

Spend a day, spend an hour, no matter how long you spend there is sufficient material to keep your interest. Concentrate on one of the exhibit halls, or tour the whole museum quickly, you get to see the best of what the museum has to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank JHAllen
Reviewed 19 December 2018 via mobile

My sister and I were recently in New Haven for a wedding. We had some time and walked to the Peabody Museum. What a relaxing afternoon. We took our time wandering around enjoying a variety of exhibits. We especially enjoyed the students around the area...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Ruth H
Reviewed 16 December 2018 via mobile

A very extensive and well laid out museum in commodious halls at three levels. Too much to see in one day. If one has to cover all the areas to see all the exhibits,artefacts & read the elaborate captions,it would be have to be covered...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank sapraj
Reviewed 2 December 2018

Overall very good museum to go to. I always keep a yearly membership because you can get discounts at other museums, zoos a few other facilities in the US. The museum has a collection of a little bit of everything. It is family friendly as...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Sal H
Reviewed 12 November 2018

While most collegiate museums are pretty good, this one blew the others away! (Sorry Harvard). The exhibits were very robust and contained a lot more information and relics than I thought. We were most impressed with the Dinosaur Hall, the Hall of Mammalian Evolution, and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank AshBernadette88
Reviewed 31 October 2018

we didn't expect this museum to be so good for a university museum...... excellent collection of dinosaur skeletons.....very neat and clean......was pleasantly surprised to find a preserved Monal bird which is from my state Himachal Pradesh displayed there. the life like stuffed animals with three...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank margdarshak
Reviewed 7 October 2018

It was an excellent surprise to find such a collection of dinosaur skeletons in an university museum. And an special comment for the paintings prepared by Zallinger beside the collection. They were an important part of my childhood and finally I knew where they came...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank 986franciscojavierr
Reviewed 3 October 2018

many exhibits ,go from dinosaurs to ancient cultures ,to the wild wilderness of nature to astronomy,great for the family kids and adults.

Date of experience: September 2018
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29 May 2018|
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Response from kevinj330 | 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