In the Blink of an Eye

A construction project of this scale has so many individual tasks and components that progress can seem slow. During the past month, however, the renovation has accelerated dramatically and corners of the new Peabody are taking shape. Classrooms, offices, and exhibition spaces are now equipped with fresh paint, modern lighting, finished flooring, and glass panels. …

Onward and Upward

A major focus of our renovation is improving circulation and access around the new Museum. Along with the addition of 50% more gallery space, we’re also adding new stairs, elevators, and corridors to connect old and new spaces together. Here, a bright orange safety net covers the side of a new passenger elevator shaft in …

First Finishing Touches

Fall semester at Yale is in full swing! Though students only returned to campus a few weeks ago, areas of the new construction are wrapping up after many months of work. One of our first milestones is the completion of shared staff and administrative space on the 4th floor of the new Museum. This bright …

Blue skies ahead

Summer may be nearing its end, but construction progress is hotter than ever! In June, the wooden ‘Glulam’ beams above the Central Gallery were completed, and recently paired with a water-tight glass ceiling to encapsulate the new room. This milestone ensures better climate control during construction and enables an array of finishing work to proceed …

360° Before-and-After Tour

Come inside the Peabody renovation as we transform the Museum from top to bottom. We’ve taken our historic structure down to bare walls to build it back better than ever. Our dioramas and murals will remain unchanged, but we’re remounting all of your favorite fossil specimens and bringing new objects out of our collections and …