The Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History is one of the most memorable places to visit in New Haven. Filled with notable geological, biological and anthropological collections and its renowned Great Hall of Dinosaurs where among the many displays stands the fossil skeleton of a 65-foot Brontosaurus that roamed the earth some 150 million years ago and is the highlight of everyone’s visit to the museum.
The Geat Hall is also home to the Pulitzer award winning 110 foot mural, a fresco secco painting by Rudolph F. Zallinger. It took Zallinger 3 1/2 years to paint the mural which was finished in 1947.
You can explore thw wonders of anthropology in the Hall of Native Americans, Fossil Fragments and Daily Life In Ancient Egypt.
You’ll discover the world of natural history in the Hall of Mammalian Evolution, the Hall of Connecticut Birds, the Hall of Minerals, Earth and Space and through the Petrified Wood-Rainbows in Stone and eleven Habitat Dinorama exhibits.
Children can experience nature and view live creature exhibits in The Discovery Room. It is a wonderful chance for children to explore nature first hand with touchable specimens and hands-on activities.
The Yale Peabody Museum Of Natural History is located at 170 Whitney Avenue in New Haven and is open Monday-Saturday from 10:00am to 5:00pm and on Sunday from noon to 5:00pm. It is closed on January 1, Easter, July 4 , Thanksgiving and December 24th & 25th.
The museum is wheelchair accessible. Some exhibits may be closed on weekday mornings for school programs so make sure you call ahead or schedule or visit for after 1:00pm.
Parking is available in Yale Lot #22 and is accessible from Whitney Avenue opposite Humphrey Street on block north of the museum. Metered street parking is also available and on weekends, parking is free in all Yale lots.
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