Friday, June 21, 2024

Peabody Museum

We took the granddaughters to Yale's Peabody Museum on Wednesday..  The museum re-opened recently after a four-year renovation.  It was magical.  I don't know if the children or grandpa enjoyed it more.

One walks along a path embossed with dinosaur footprints to approach the natural history museum, passing by a 2005 sculpture of a Torosaurus Latus by Michael Anderson.

Torosaurus Latus was a herbivorous dinosaur that lived during the Late Cretaceous period, some 66 million years ago. It has great significance to the Peabody Museum as it was described and named by O.C. Marsh, world-famous dinosaur collector, Yale's first professor of paleontology, and one of the three original curators of the Museum.

I will probably show photographs from inside the museum in future days and weeks if I can figure out which ones I took and which ones were taken by the nine year old granddaughter who took my iPhone.


Taken For Granted said...

A four year restoration must have been a complete recreation. I didn't know about the Torosaurus and thought it must be a stegosaurus. I will look forward to seeing your photos of the interior.

Sharon said...

This looks like a great museum and I do enjoy a good museum. I love the dinosaur out front.