Family Event




Yale Peabody Museum Birthday Celebration!

Saturday, October 22 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Free admission


Join us as we celebrate 150 years. Come and see our amazing temporary exhibition Treasures of the Peabody: 150 Years of Collection and Discovery. From titanic dinosaurs to giant squid, explore the rich history of the Yale Peabody Museum, its collections and its personalities. Discover how museum collections transform the way we think about the world and ourselves. We’ll have games, craft activities, touch tables, a scavenger hunt and behind-the-scenes collection tours.


WEBE 108's Mike McGowan broadcasts Live from 1pm-3pm.


Program Activities

1st Floor

The Great Hall of Dinosaurs               

Pick-up Scavenger Hunt

Return Scavenger Hunt and claim your prize

Behind-­the­-scenes tours sign-up and meeting area (ages 8 and older); tours begin at 11 am; space is very limited

Entomology - Tour Times: 11:15, 1:15, 2:15

Invertebrate Paleontology - Tour Times: 11:00, 1:00

Anthropology - Tour Times: 11:00, 1:00, 2:00 

Vertebrate Zoology - Tour Times: 11:15, 1:15, 2:15

Vertebrate Paleontology - Tour Times: 11:00, 1:00, 2:00

WEBE 108's Mike McGowan broadcasts Live from 1pm-3pm

Birds to Dinosaur Kit

Cake & Sing Happy Birthday

Short Skit (TBD)


Hall of Mammalian Evolution            

Mammal SciCart

Life Cycle Game

Craft Activity


3rd Floor

North American Dioramas                  

North American Diorama SciCart

Natural History Kit


Birds of Connecticut                            

Birds SciCart

Anthropology Kit: How Cultures Carry Things

Toro Toss Game