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The Peabody~ Dinosaurs And So Much More!

1463576_586434348090450_1913058256_nThe Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History in New Haven, Connecticut possesses the ability to stun and amaze the most discerning museum visitor. Like the giant skeletons in the Great Dinosaur Hall, the museum stands as a tower of information.

On temporary display is an exhibit called “Echoes of Egypt” where visitors can learn the meaning and uses of hieroglyphics, sphinxes, and mummies as it pertained to ancient Egyptian life. Children are wowed, there is nothing quite like stepping into the great hall and seeing the giant dinosaur skeletons reach the ceiling. When you look yo there is a beautiful mural called “The Age of Reptiles” by Zallinger.

Seeing a photo of this room is one thing…stepping into it is another thing entirely! Each room is really a quality museum unto itself. There is information on Native American culture, animals of North America (with gorgeous dioramas) and during the time we visited, there were Yale students who were helping the young and the curious with little experiments and games and models to display. Tony the Trolley encourages a visit to the Yale Peabody Museum and while you’re in New Haven there take a tour of Yale University too.

3 Comments

  1. Home Place
    Posted November 24, 2013 at 12:32 pm | Permalink

    I remember driving down Whitney Avenue while the dinosaur statue was being installed. It’s quite impressive and a great landmark for New Haven.

    I’ve also been treated to a reproduction of Zallinger’s Age of Reptile mural on my daily trek to work. It’s been reproduced on an oil storage tank that sits in New Haven harbor. Literally thousands of commuters drive by it everyday without realizing that they’re looking at an adaption of a Pulitzer Prize winning work!

  2. sarah_maseto
    Posted November 27, 2013 at 6:38 am | Permalink

    I love taking my boys to the Peabody! It’s such a great museum.

    • Ann Nyberg
      Posted November 27, 2013 at 10:30 am | Permalink

      Sarah, it’s a great place isn’t it? Thanks for reading!