Torosaurus outside the Peabody Museum

Peabody Museum of Natural History

Research, Education, and Exhibitions

Home to an extensive collection of objects and artifacts, the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History tells the story of our planet, the life it supports, and the history and cultures it has fostered. Now, a major renovation is under way that will reinvent the Peabody for the twenty-first century and beyond, securing its reputation for cutting-edge research, extraordinary education, and breathtaking exhibitions. Giving to the Peabody can support the renovation, ongoing education and research, and new initiatives targeting sustainability, diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Natural History for a Better Future

Museums are much more than curators of collections and custodians of the past. At the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, experts are identifying how to use research, exhibits, and programs to inspire students and visitors, call attention to global issues, and foster understanding of different cultures. Through conscientious effort, the Peabody aims to bring its collections to the widest possible audience and employ its work to improve the world.

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A dinosaur skeleton on view at the Peabody Museum

June 3, 2020

Sparking Interest in STEM

An afterschool program at the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History gets local high school students excited about STEM and prepares them for college. A generous donor has created the program’s first endowment.
Architectural rendering of the exterior of the Peabody Museum of Natural History

August 28, 2018

Edward P. Bass ’68 Makes Lead Gift Toward Renovating Yale Peabody Museum

Edward P. Bass has made a $160 million gift to support the renovation of the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History.
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