Peabody Fellows teachers weighing a hawk
Peabody Fellows participants record the weight of a hawk
CT Science Content Standard 4.2
Migration In the Balance Resource Kit for CT Science Content Standard 4.2
Jaguar on exhibit in the Object Study Gallery

Last Update: April 12, 2018 

Welcome Teachers!

The Yale Peabody Museum offers a wide range of opportunities and resources for teachers.  Tour the museum with your class, download curriculum units, activity sheets and scavenger hunts, or reserve one of our standards based science, anthropology or art classes.  Through our nationally recognized workshops and institutes, we also offer teachers professional development opportunities ranging from one day to week-long programs.  These are offered most summers.  Please see the menu on the left to navigate, or contact us at peabody.education@yale.edu if you don’t find what you are looking for.


Field Trip Essentials

Here's everything you need to schedule your field trip to the Peabody Museum:


P. REX Club Sign up!

Register for the P. REX Club (Peabody Regional Educators’ eXchange) and receive e-mails about upcoming events, programs and professional development opportunities just for educators, including our signature evening programs.  Sign up or find out more about the P. REX Club.


P. REX evening programs in a nutshell:

  • A chance to network with other educators
  • 20-minute topical presentations by engaging speakers
  • Fun take-away activities
  • Refreshments
  • Two sessions each year



Teacher Workshop - Summer 2018

Save the Date! We will be hosting a two day teacher professional development opportunity reprising our Strength in Numbers workshop, with a digital spin that will incorporate our new Virtual Microscopy database.  Intended for middle school and high school teachers, it is tentatively scheduled for July 24 & 25.  More information as it is firmed up.    


P. REX Gathering

Thanks to all who attended the recent P.REX gathering on January 25th.  We developed a great list of ideas for the new classrooms to be built as part of the upcoming renovation of the Museum.  If you have any additional thoughts regarding the design, outfitting and use of these classrooms, please feel free to contact the School Programs Office with your ideas and suggestions.  Sign up here to receive a formal announcement or check back here.



Temporary Exhibits

A brand new mini-exhibit titled California Gold: Modern Marvels from the Golden State will open on April 14. This very special collection showcases 23 stunning pieces of California gold, including unusually large examples and smaller ones highlighting their extremely rare crystallographic forms. Also featured are a collection of historical instruments and artifacts related to gold mining in California. These include a mining pan filled with gold dust, a balance for weighing specimens, an instrument for measuring the velocity of air in mines (to ensure proper ventilation), and a silver candlestick decorated with mining related symbols that miners used for illumination while underground. The exhibit is located near the entrance to the Great Hall of Dinosaurs.

The Object Study Gallery has been updated with all new specimens this semester, many that have never been on exhibit in the Museum. The Object Study Gallery is located in the space formerly occupied by the Hall of Native American Cultures and the Hall of Pacific Cultures on the first floor. This gallery features objects from the Museum's collections requested by Yale professors to illustrate courses they are teaching this semester. Courses represented in the gallery include: Scientific Instruments and the Making of Knowledge; History of Life; Aztec Archaeology and Ethnohistory; The Making of Japan's Great Peace 1550-1850; Plants and People; Primate Diversity and Evolution. Featured are some impressive examples of North American wildlife not found elsewhere in the Museum. These include a gray wolf, western coyote, mountain lion, bobcat and wild turkey. You will also find primate skeletons and lots of historic scientific instruments. This exhibit will be updated again in late August.