Envisioning Yale’s New Home for Natural History

Peabody Museum Rendering - SE Aerial View

First Comprehensive Renovation in 90 Years

Following the Museum’s sesquicentennial in 2016, we are pleased to announce a major renovation project that will reinvent the Peabody for the 21st century and beyond, further establishing the Museum as a home for cutting-edge research, extraordinary education, and breathtaking exhibitions. We invite you to explore this site to learn more, and to experience this incredible transformation with us.

1923 Blueprint
Fossil slab being removed on pallet jack

Last Specimen Leaving

The last specimen has left the Peabody galleries. The de-installation process began on December 7, 2019, with the removal of our Brontosaurus skull and culminated today with the fossil slab from David Friend Hall. It’s been a long 18 months and thousands of objects are now safely stored for the duration of construction. Congratulations and …


See The Progress

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