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Yale Peabody Museum Reopens After a 4-Year Renovation

After an extensive four-year renovation, we are thrilled to celebrate the reopening of the Yale Peabody Museum. Our team at Info New Haven was lucky enough to be among the first visitors upon the grand opening on March 26. The visually breathtaking new face of the Peabody has received a certified Leed Gold rating for sustainability and bears a juxtaposition of modern updates and prehistoric artifacts that must be experienced in real-time. You’ve gotta see this place for yourself, but in the meantime, here’s what we’re looking at – by the numbers. Click here to learn more about the Yale Peabody and to book your tickets to visit. 

  • 3 floors of exhibits (the 3rd floor of exhibits and museum gift shop are scheduled to open on April 17)

  • 10 new classrooms 

  • 21 galleries 

  • 2,215 objects on display

  • 27 additional Brontosaurus vertebrae

  • 42-foot mosasaur

  • 50% more gallery space

  • 90 replacement windows

  • 95 miles of wiring 

  • 2,406 gallery lights 

  • 10,000 square feet of new collection storage

  • 700 tons of steel