West Campus Educational Programs

The Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History offers programs throughout the year at the Community Education Center at Yale's West Campus. Established in 2009, the Community Education Center is located at 230 West Campus Drive in Orange, Connecticut.  It features more than 3000 square feet of classroom, presentation and laboratory space, and offers science and natural history programs that complement those available at the Yale Peabody Museum in New Haven.


Many programs take place outdoors at the Oyster River Outdoor Classroom, a forested wetland corridor on West Campus that provides opportunities for hands-on habitat studies, biological investigations, and seasonal nature walks. School programs are designed to meet state standards and vary from season to season. See the menu on the left for a link to the complete list of school programs.


Programs are also offered for youth organizations such as scout groups and summer camps. These include nature walks, nature crafts and tree identification programs.  Adults are welcome to attend public programs and presentations at the Community Education Center and may also register for art classes that focus on illustrating the natural sciences.  These classes are offered in cooperation with Connecticut Natural Science Illustrators.  For program and registration information, visit www.ctnsi.com.


Call or e-mail to book your program today!


Contact Information

Mailing Address:
West Campus Education Coordinator

Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History

P.O. Box 208118

New Haven, CT 06520-8118

(203) 737-3065
(203) 432-0944

E-Mail: peabody.westcampusprograms@yale.edu