Experience Our Evolution

Terrace - North Entrance

The renovated Peabody Museum will have:

50% more exhibition space; increased collections storage and research facilities for Yale faculty and students; Museum classrooms throughout the Peabody for Yale University courses; a new education center for the Museum's public school programs; a central gallery to serve as the new backbone of the Peabody; and more!

Follow Our Progress


August 2018

Yale University announces a $160 million gift to renovate the Peabody Museum.

Closed to Public

March 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 Finalized

May 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 Begins

October 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 Move

December 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 Installation

January 2023

Exhibitions begin to take shape as specimens and artifacts are installed into their newly envisioned galleries.


January 2024

The Yale Peabody Museum reopens to the Yale and New Haven communities.