Experience Our Evolution
The renovated Peabody Museum will have:
Follow Our Progress
Yale University announces a $160 million gift to renovate the Peabody Museum.
Closed to PublicMarch 2020
The Museum has closed to the public, allowing for building conservation, construction of new classrooms and collection areas, and the addition of 50% more gallery space.
Designs FinalizedMay 2020
Plans for the newly imagined Peabody are completed, with exciting aesthetic modifications and additions to facilitate our collections & research, public programs, and student programs.
Construction BeginsOctober 2020
Construction commenced with the early renovation of space in the lower level of Kline Geology Laboratory, and the new construction of a loading pavilion to the north connected underground.
Collections MoveDecember 2020
Anthropology and History of Science & Technology collections have been housed in newly renovated collection storage facility at Yale’s West Campus. Collections are removed from downtown to facilitate the renovation of the historic Peabody building.
Gallery InstallationJanuary 2023
Exhibitions begin to take shape as specimens and artifacts are installed into their newly envisioned galleries.
The Yale Peabody Museum reopens to the Yale and New Haven communities.