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Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History

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Address: 170 Whitney Ave, New Haven, CT 06511-8902
Phone Number: +1 203-432-5050
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This museum has a diverse collection ranging from Indian artifacts to...

This museum has a diverse collection ranging from Indian artifacts to Egyptian art to a large bird collection.

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Dinosaurs and more

Great place to bring the kids. The dinosaurs are great but don't miss the floor with all my favorite pretty rocks

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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New Haven, Connecticut
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New Haven, Connecticut
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place to bring the kids. The dinosaurs are great but don't miss the floor with all my favorite pretty rocks

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Norwich, Connecticut
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88 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This museum has it all. The place is well-kept and easy to navigate. There is a wealth of information to experience and beauty to behold.

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Thank HGwynn
branford, connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I've lived in the New Haven area for quite some time and for some reason never ventured to Peabody. I now realize what I was missing. I found myself with some spare time to kill downtown and decided to stop in. So glad I did! Very impressed with the diversity of the exibits and how well everything is kept. I... More 

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North Branford, Connecticut
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The expanded new gem exhibit is fabulous. The way the exhibit is set up and lit makes it a treat for the senses. The Great Hall with the Brontosaurus and the mural (make sure you watch the little film!) is fascinating.

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Thank Connlibrarian50
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you're in New Haven area, you must visit this museum. Probably the best attraction in town. Plenty of exhibits. Very informative. Very good staff who will explain all your queries. My son and I both loved it. We spent lots of time in discovery room learning leaf eater ants colony. The attendant explained in detail and also showed us... More 

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Thank Nilesh P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to see things of the past. Kids will love it and so will you if you've never been there. Dinosaur skeletons and all types of ancient artifacts are on display. Nothing like seeing things in person rather than in a magazine or on television.

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Thank j2dagee68
Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really, a most amazing array of artifacts for a small museum. The huge dinosaur in the center of the first room is incredible. Lots of interactive activities for kids, too.

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Thank KTHD65
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took my kids there and they loved it. The ant colony was the biggest hit next to the dinosaur bones.

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Terrigal, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Took my 2 year old son who loved this place. Enjoyed the dino exhibition the most and the birds. Was also under construction which didn't impede on the experience

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Chesterfield, MO
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 351 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

A world class museum that is just the right size, kid friendly and they have parking! Starting with the most important thing, there is a parking lot a few blocks north of the museum that patrons can use. It is in poor condition, but if you take the ticket to the museum, parking is only $5, which is a bargain... More 

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