A Museum for a Modern World
The new Peabody Museum is designed to be accessible to all. From large elevators to touchable fossils, our expanded and renovated spaces will serve visitors of all ages and abilities. We look forward to welcoming members of the public and the Yale community to explore, create, and make lifelong memories.
We are stewards of natural history, but also promote, educate, and advocate for the natural future, including renovating the Peabody Museum in a way that respects natural resources and enhances the experience of visitors and staff. The 14 million objects in our collections tell the three-billion-year history of life on Earth, which Peabody scientists use to study the impact environment and climate change have on the quality and composition of life. From the outside in, we have found ways to protect resources and improve accessibility and well-being for our visitors.
Our new and renovated buildings promote sustainability in four ways:
Monitoring and reducing our carbon footprint
Reducing indoor and outdoor water consumption and controlling stormwater
Improving accessibility getting to and within the museum
Providing education and access to all in a healthy environment