The Peabody Museum, which is located on Yale University campus, has a mandate to increase public understanding of Earth's history through exhibits and education. The museum is home to replicas of important hominid skeletons, such as the Turkana Boy, the most complete early hominid ever found, and a set of footprints, 3.5 million years old, that were preserved in volcanic ash.
The mammalian evolution and dinosaur halls are highly popular, and contain full-sized fossils of a mastodon, a brontosaurus, and a stegosaurus. The Discovery Room is a great place for children aged 5-12, and has touchable specimens and hands-on activities. Wide-ranging educational programming is available for children, adults, school groups, and summer camps and an after-school program complements the museum's dedication to education.
Contact: 170 Whitney Blvd, New Haven, Connecticut 06511, Phone: 203-432-5050
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