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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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We really enjoyed our trip to this museum, like most you can spend hours upon hours but we spent about 2 hours which felt about right. If you or your kids are into Dinosaurs it is a must see.

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an outstanding Natural History museum featuring a large dinosaur exhibit and an outstanding mineral and gem collection.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank RedClayRambler
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a fine museum with good collection spanning exhibits from dinosaurs to the gold rush, but the jewel in the crown (literally) is the recently reinstalled minerals gallery, a wealth of crystals and gems, some extraordinary huge, displayed in the most striking and beautifully...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jack O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very possibly the greatest dino museum outside NYC (and way less crowded and overwhelming). Amazing exhibit of dozens of real dono skeletons, fantastic rock and mineral collections, dazzling special exhibitions. You cannot go wrong.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank john w
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We found the museum enchanting, the bones on first floor so-so. But the gems, rocks, fossils on 3rd floor made this out of the way stop for us worthwhile.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Jennifer B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We took our young boys here last week for Dino days. They loved seeing the big Dino’s in the great hall and got to dig for fossils n even got to bring home sharks teeth they found. This is a nice museum thou it is...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed March 25, 2019 via mobile

We spent a little over an hour here with our two 10-year-old granddaughters. They were fascinated by the variety of exhibits from the dinosaurs to the rocks and minerals. We would recommend bringing the family here when you’re visiting Yale.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Hunt901
Reviewed March 20, 2019

This museum is famous for its dinosaur skeletons and the many other wondersof the natural world in its collections. There are also anthropological exhibits. The museum has recently been renovated and expanded.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Githoniel
Reviewed March 18, 2019 via mobile

This museum has a good mix of interactive things to do and things just to view. Every specimen here was fascinating. If you go through and actually read a lot of the information provided you can easily spend 4 hours here, but with kids or...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Emily M
Reviewed March 3, 2019

I wish I had kids to bring along and show them the excellent exhibits of this museum. However even for adults is a very well organized museum and frequently they have special exhibitions so you can visit often, especially if you live nearby and have...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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May 28, 2018|
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Response from kevinj330 | Reviewed this property |
2 - 3 hours is ample time.
June 9, 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