When the Peabody Museum of Natural History reopens in 2024, it will be free for all people to visit and enjoy. The museum, currently closed for its first major renovation in nearly a century, will join the Yale Center for British Art and the Yale University Art Gallery in offering free admission to the public.
Long a destination for Connecticut schoolchildren and curious citizens, the Peabody holds over 14 million objects from the natural world and human history. Its collection displays and preserves over four billion years of life on our planet. The museum is a beloved a gateway to science for the greater New Haven community. It hosts public programs and exhibitions that connect tens of thousands of visitors each year with the latest scientific research at Yale and around the world.
Donors from the surrounding area and across the nation have supported this renovation, including a landmark $160 million gift from Edward P. Bass ’68. When the renovated museum reopens, in addition to free admission, it will feature its signature dinosaur skeletons, a K–12 Educational Center, and over 50 percent more gallery space.