Peabody Museum of Natural History
The Great Hall of Dinosaurs.
The Peabody Museum of Natural History at Yale University is among the oldest and largest natural history museums in the world. It is most known to the public for its Great Hall of Dinosaurs, which includes a mounted juvenile Brontosaurus and the 110-foot long mural, "The Age of Reptiles." The museum also has permanent exhibits dedicated to human and mammal evolution; wildlife dioramas, Egyptian artifacts; and the birds, minerals and Native Americans of Connecticut. Notable collections include the vertebrate paleontology collections, among the largest, most extensive, and most historically important fossil collections in the United States, and the Hiram Bingham Collection of Incan artifacts from Machu Picchu. Also notable are the extensive ornithology collection, and the associated William Robertson Coe Ornithology Library. The collection of marine invertebrates is additionally extensive.