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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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This museum was interesting. There were some really great exhibits on dinosaurs and lots of animal... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Carrie S
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Gem of a small natural history museum

A gem of a small natural history museum. Highlights include the hall of dinosaurs, and on the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
James F
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This museum has a diverse collection ranging from Indian artifacts to Egyptian art to a large bird collection.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good29%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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170 Whitney Ave, New Haven, CT 06511-8902
+1 203-432-5050
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This museum was interesting. There were some really great exhibits on dinosaurs and lots of animal skeletons. There was a little room for kids to interact with bugs and such. The most interesting to me was the mineral and Crystal exhibits, it was also one...More

Thank Carrie S
Reviewed 1 week ago

A gem of a small natural history museum. Highlights include the hall of dinosaurs, and on the third floor, the collection of birds dioramas of New England environments, and the new mineral room on the third floor. Definitely the go to trip for families with...More

Thank James F
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an excellent place to take kids. Kids love to look at the dinosaurs and they always have activities for kids to do.

Thank dorbillk
Reviewed 1 week ago

My kids loved going here when they were young, and I still enjoy it. A great way to spend a rainy afternoon.

Thank Anita M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you attend this museum 2pm or after daily it is free of charge. We showed up around 1:30 and still got a good discount. We spent about two hours there. It is a perfect size museum. It is not so large you get lost...More

Thank potatofish
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We live about 45 minutes from New Haven and started taking my twins here when they were old enough to appreciate the museum experience. The collection at the Peabody is amazing - the Great Hall has a vast collection of original specimens; much of which...More

Thank TwinMomCT
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

They have some nice exhibits of animals, birds and dinosaurs. Loved the large fossil skeletons. The huge minerals and gems were amazingly beautiful! The Egyptian area was a nice mix of items (having now been to Egypt), but I was disappointed that the Inca collection...More

Thank Memsochet
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The guidebooks warned us to go in the afternoon, after the groups of school children were finished. Unfortunately, that did not fit our schedule and we started in the geology room with a group of seventh graders. A seminar was being given for them and...More

Thank Judith E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I hope people ignore the poor reviews and go to this wonderful museum! Don't compare it to other museums; enjoy it for what it has! The dinosaurs are amazing with really great info cards. The room with the minerals - small to gigantic, was my...More

Thank Kaye N
Reviewed 11 October 2017

The Peabody is a reasonably priced museum that is for people of all ages. The great room on the first floor gives one a perspective of just how big the prehistoric creatures were with actual dinosaurs bones put together by the Yale Scientists. The displays...More

Thank george s
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10 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