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David Skelly on free admission at the Peabody.

Yale Peabody Museum

Yale Peabody Museum

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“Free admission is a means, not the end. It’s a tool in a much larger effort toward becoming a more accessible and welcoming institution. We view the renovation and the changes in admissions and programming as an opportunity to become the Peabody Museum our community needs, because that’s the museum we want to be.”

—David Skelly, director of the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, in a university press release announcing that the museum will offer free admission in perpetuity when it reopens in 2024 after a renovation and expansion.

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