Experience Our Evolution

Terrace - North Entrance
Credit: Centerbrook Architects and Planners

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.

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

April 2020

Following a groundbreaking ceremony, construction to commence.

Closed to Public

January 2021

The Museum will close to the public, allowing for building conservation, construction of new classrooms and collection areas, and the addition of 50% more gallery space.

Gallery Installation

December 2022

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


December 2023

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