Sunday, August 22, 2010

Free Admission at the Peabody Museum

NEW HAVEN - The Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History will celebrate the end of summer with a free admission day on Sept. 4.
Doors will be open for “Summer’s Last Roar: It’s a Peabody Free Day!” from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. that day, museum officials said in a statement.
Parking is also free that day.

"Visitors will have a chance to win prizes, touch fossils and other specimens, speak to docents and educators, and take “Dinosaurs to Egypt” guided tours of museum highlights. It will also be one of their last chances to view the exhibition Coffee: The World in Your Cup, which ends on September 19," the statement said.

Audio tours, which are always free, will be available and provide information on some of the Museum’s most popular specimens and exhibitions. Visitors can access the 70-minute audio tours using a cell phone or by picking up an automated wand at the front desk, the statement said.

Visitors will find free parking in the Peabody lot and adjacent Yale lots throughout the day. The entrance is one block north of the Museum at the intersection of Whitney and Humphrey Streets.

The Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History is located at 170 Whitney Avenue, New Haven. From I-91, take Exit 3, Trumbull Street, and follow signs. The Museum is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays.
Beginning Sept. 20, adult and senior admission rates will increase by $2, to $9 adults, $8 seniors.
Child rates will remain the same at $5 for ages 3-18 and college students with I.D. Children under age 3 are always free. No admission is charged Thursdays from 2 to 5 p.m., from September to June. The Museum is closed six days of the year: January 1, Easter, July 4, Thanksgiving, December 24 and 25. Visit or call the Infotape at 203-432-5050 for additional information.

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