Peabody Museum of Natural History, Yale University


The mission of the Peabody Museum of Natural History at Yale University is to advance the understanding of Earth's history, life and cultures through its exceptional collections of more than 12 million specimens and objects in zoology, paleontology, entomology, ornithology, geology, mineralogy, meteorites, anthropology, archaeology and historical scientific instruments. These collections offer crucial keys to the history of the earth and in some cases are the only surviving traces of animals, plants and cultures that have become extinct. Founded in 1866, today the Yale Peabody Museum is addressing the conservation, education and research needs of these collections, which are at the heart of University teaching, the interdisciplinary studies of researchers from around the world, and of exhibitions that communicate the importance and excitement of studying the earth's history and diversity.

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