North American & Southern New England Dioramas

In the museum world, the Yale Peabody Museum’s dioramas are considered masterpieces. In them our eye moves effortlessly from the specimens in the foreground to the background through the veil of atmosphere, into a vista that seems to stretch endlessly beyond the horizon. We accept the diorama as casually as if it were a window into the natural world.

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Exhibitions and events

The Great Hall

Permanent exhibition

The Great Hall of Dinosaurs is the centerpiece of the Yale Peabody Museum. Featuring skeletons from the Museum’s world-renowned paleontology collections, it is also home to   Rudolph...

Torosaurus: A Peabody Dinosaur

Permanent exhibition

The Peabody brought together paleontologists, zoologists and an army of artists and volunteers to create a 21-foot life-size bronze sculpture of   Torosaurus.  The 7,350-pound sculpture...

Fossil Fragments: The Riddle of Human Origins

Permanent exhibition

Fossil Fragments: The Riddle of Human Origins , a new permanent exhibition at the Yale Peabody Museum, tells the story of the continuing scientific search for our ancestry, and of what we know of...

The Hall of Minerals, Earth and Space

Permanent exhibition

The Yale Peabody Museum’s new permanent Hall of Minerals, Earth and Space, the only exhibition of its kind in Connecticut, is designed to foster an appreciation for the wonders of our planet...

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