Pay a Fascinating Visit to the Peabody Museum of Natural History

A few years ago, Yale’s Peabody Museum of Natural History celebrated its 150th anniversary, and even after all these years, the Peabody is still developing new ways to make their impressive collections available to the public.

Folks who grew up in Connecticut almost surely have memories of taking a school field trip to see the dinosaur room, the dioramas of North American wildlife, and the crystal and gem collections, but the museum’s constantly rotating exhibitions and displays warrant a revisit if it’s been awhile. This summer, check out the special collection commemorating the California Gold Rush, as well as an exhibit about the art and anthropology of bead-making.

Regular ticket prices are $13 for adults, $9 for seniors, $6 for children from 3-18, and free for members, active military, and Yale ID holders. You can also check out a discount pass from your local library for up to 4 visitors or visit on a Thursday afternoon for pay-what-you-wish pricing.