Yale Peabody Museum
Founded in 1866, the Yale Peabody Museum is one of the world’s oldest and largest university museums of its kind. Home to over 14 million objects and specimens across 10 distinct collections, it preserves and displays more than four billion years of Earth and human history. It has long served as a gateway to science for the Connecticut community, hosting exhibitions and public programs that connect tens of thousands of visitors each year with the latest research occurring at Yale and around the world.
The renovated museum will feature a new K-12 Education Center with dedicated classrooms for local schoolchildren, a light-filled Central Gallery designed to host outreach events year-round, and a new outdoor courtyard space for community gatherings. And, of course, there will be dinosaurs: alongside a wealth of newly displayed fossil material, the first Brontosaurus, Stegosaurus, and Triceratops specimens ever discovered will stand beneath Rudolph Zallinger’s celebrated “The Age of Reptiles” mural in the redesigned Great Hall of Dinosaurs. In all, the museum’s total gallery space will expand by over 50%.
We are on schedule to reopen in early 2024.