Museum Passes at CPL – The Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History

Cheshire Library has a collection of museum & state park passes that are available for Cheshire residents to check out. CPL Staff member Lisa is writing a series on our blog about the museum passes we offer, along with related reading material. Thanks, Lisa!

This month’s featured museum pass is for the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History. This pass is good for $5 off admission for 4 people and is not valid during the month of February. All museum passes are available to Cheshire Residents on a first-come, first-served basis and must be returned by the close of business the next day.

peabody“The mission of the Peabody Museum is to serve Yale University by advancing our understanding of earth’s history through geological, biological, and anthropological research, and by communicating the results of this research to the widest possible audience through publication, exhibition, and educational programs.”

The museum features permanent exhibits on: Human Origins, Native Americans, Dinosaurs, Ancient Egypt, Birds of CT, Minerals, Earth and Space. They also feature additional temporary exhibits including their Dinosaur Days during the month of February.peabody2

The museum is located at 170 Whitney Avenue, New Haven, CT.  Hours of operation are Monday through Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday Noon to 5:00 p.m. During the months of September to June, the Museum also offers free admission for all visitors on Thursday afternoons from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m.  For additional information, please contact the Museum at 203-432-5050.

If you are interested in visiting the Yale Peabody Museum you might also be interested in reading:

The Secret Life of the Natural History Museum  by Richard Fortey

A remarkable behind-the-scenes look at the extraordinary people, meticulous research, and driving passions that make London’s Natural History Museum one of the world’s greatest institutions.
Replete with fossils, jewels, rare plants, and exotic species, Fortey’s walk through offers an intimate view of many of the premiere scientific accomplishments of the nineteenth, twentieth, and twenty-first centuries. Like looking into the mind of mankind and all the fascinating discoveries, ideas, and accomplishments that reside there, Fortey’s tour is utterly entertaining from first to last.

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