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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 June 19, 2018

I have always loved the Peabody. They focus on the region's plants, animals, and history, as well as minerals, archaeology, entomology, the sociological importance of human made objects, the many dioramas of plants and animals in the region and in CT, as well as a...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed June 18, 2018

This museum has a good selection of dinosaur fossils, local fauna and rock formations. It's not very large and the setting is a little outdated, but a pleasant space nevertheless. I'd say one area where there is a need to revamping is the live animal...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed June 5, 2018

This museum is not as big as the Museum of Natural History in NYC. You can see everything in 3 hours. That's enough time to have a quick family mini trip. There's 3 floors: bottom floor contains the dinosaurs, mummies... the second floor live reptiles...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed May 25, 2018

We visited the Peabody during commencement weekend. It was amazing. Great exhibits. We particularly enjoyed the mural.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed May 24, 2018

The best museum in town for families with small kids and teenagers. Everybody will find something admirable, learn a lot and will desire come back again and again.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed May 21, 2018

This is a great place to take the kids-- the Dinosaurs are amazing but there is something for everyone to see here!

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed May 16, 2018 via mobile

We had a fantastic day at the museum and we all want to go again to spend more time in the areas we really enjoyed. Thank you

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed April 19, 2018

I took two young ladies to view the museum and they loved it! Especially the mineral collection which is beautifully presented. Also if you check your local library their are passes available which makes the museum very affordable. Even the gift shop has affordable prices.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed April 17, 2018

Good display of dinosaur skeletons, other displays. Good for the kids to see, but not much interaction. Free entry on Thursdays in the PM. Check it out.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed April 15, 2018

An absolutely wonderful museum. Visited with family aged 65 to 2 years old and was enjoyable for ALL. The museum is one of the finest I have ever been to. Exhibits are very interesting.

Date of experience: April 2018
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May 28, 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