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Dinosaur fossils, dioramas, invertebrate life, meteorites, minerals, Native American arts and crafts, daily life in ancient Egypt: there's a lot to see here...




The Peabody Museum of Natural History, 170 Whitney Avenue at Sachem Street, has one of those fine, turn-of-the-century collections assembled when American scientists were venturing into all the corners of the world to bring back specimens of terra, flora, and fauna for study and observation by university students.

Dinosaur fossils, dioramas featuring North American animals in their habitats, exhibits on human origins and cultures, invertebrate life, meteorites, and minerals are all on display, although what the museum can show is only a fraction of its vast holdings.

Other exhibits include humanoid fossils giving hints of the development of homo sapiens; arts and crafts of Native American cultures; daily life in ancient Egypt; and the natural history (especially bird life) of southern New England.

On the second floor, the Discovery Room is of special interest to children.

Besides its permanent exhibits, the museum sponsors special events, lectures, and films.

The Peabody is open daily from 10am to 5 pm (Sunday from 12 noon to 5pm); closed on major holidays. An admission fee is charged (except to museum members and those with a Yale ID), but free admission is offered to all on Thursday afternoons from 2 to 5 pm during the months from September to June. More...

Peabody Museum of Natural History
170 Whitney Avenue at Sachem Street
New Haven, Connecticut
(203) 432-5050

—by Tom Brosnahan

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