Temporary Exhibits
Ant on a pitcher plant
Bead Exhibit
Petrified conifer trunk
Petrified conifer trunk

Farmers, Warriors, Builders: The Hidden Life of Ants

Ants. The word is small—and so are they—but their world is enormous! With complex and wildly diverse lifestyles, ants are everywhere, living lives mostly hidden from plain sight. But what if we could see into their world—on their level? Click here to read more...


Mightier than the Sword: The Allure, Beauty and Enduring Power of Beads

The meanings of beads cut across cultures and time; they force us to acknowledge our common humanity. Click here to read more....

Now on view within the Department of Anthropology at 51 Hillhouse Avenue, New Haven


Connecticut's Petrified Forest

In 1828 a woodsman discovered what was only the second-known fossil plant locality in the entire United States, and what is still the only petrified wood site in New England from the age of dinosaurs. Click here to read more...