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Peabody Museum of Natural History – Virtual Tour

Peabody Museum of Natural History - Virtual Tour

Peabody Museum of Natural History – Virtual Tour

The Peabody Museum of Natural History at Yale University is one of the oldest university natural history museums in the world. It was founded in 1866 and moved to its current location in 1925.

The Peabody Museum is attached to the Kline Geology Laboratory and the Class of 1954 Environmental Sciences Center and has a field station at the Long Island Sound.

The museum also owns Horse Island in the Thimble Islands, which is used for experiments. The Environmental Science Center hosts approximately one-half of the museum’s 13 million specimens.

The Peabody has several world-important collections including

  • a vertebrate paleontology collection
  • the Hiram Bingham Collection of Incan artifacts from Machu Picchu, named for the famous Yale archaeologist who rediscovered this Peruvian ruin
  • an extensive ornithology collection
  • a collection of marine invertebrates 

The museum also displays the first full-scale reproduction of a Torosaurus. The 3 m (9 ft) tall, 7 m (21 ft) long, 3.33 metric ton (7,350 lb) statue was sculpted in clay and cast in bronze, and set on a tall granite base. Its reproduction is based on the fossilized skin impressions left by a Chasmosaurus, a closely related ceratopsid.

Peabody Museum of Natural History - Virtual Tour

An arthropod fossil from Missouri

Highlights of the Peabody Museum of Natural History

  • The Great Hall of Dinosaurs
  • A mounted juvenile Brontosaurus and the 110-foot (34 m)
  • The Age of Reptiles mural
  • Exhibits dedicated to mammal evolution
  • Wildlife dioramas
  • The Hall of Ancient Egyptian Artifacts
  • The collection of birds, minerals from Connecticut
  • The Exhibit on Native Americans of Connecticut

Peabody Museum of Natural History - Virtual Tour

A Babylonian Tablet showing the square root of 2 using the Pythagorean theorem for an isosceles triangle

Peabody Museum of Natural History

  • Name:                Peabody Museum of Natural History
  • City:                   New Haven, Connecticut
  • Established:       1866
  • Type:                  Natural History Museum, University Museum
  • Location:           170 Whitney Avenue in New Haven, Connecticut, United States

Peabody Museum of Natural History - Virtual Tour

The torosaurus statue in front of the Peabody Museum

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Peabody Museum of Natural History – 360 Views

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Peabody Museum of Natural History – 360 Views

Peabody Museum of Natural History – 360 Views

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“I like animals. I like natural history. The travel bit is not the important bit. The travel bit is what you have to do in order to go and look at animals.”
– David Attenborough

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