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
Humans vs Mosquitoes
Teachers learning to play Humans vs Mosquitoes at a Peabody Fellows Summer Institute

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 Peabody Museum field trip:



CSTA Workshop

The Yale Peabody Museum will be well represented at this year's Connecticut Science Teachers Association Workshop on November 18 in Hamden.  Please stop by one of our tables, say hi, and find out what's new at the Museum!


Teacher Open House

The Peabody Museum's 2nd Annual Teacher Open House will take place on Monday, October 23 from 4-7PM.  Learn more about our programs, meet our staff, and explore the museum with your own scavenger hunt!  Snacks and some great raffle prizes round out the evening.  RSVP to the School Programs Office by Wednesday, October 18 to attend. (If you missed the Open House - feel free to contact us at peabody.education@yale.edu with any questions about our program offerings.)  


New Exhibits

Beginning in September, the Museum welcomes two new temporary exhibits: "Invisible Boundaries: Exploring Yellowstone's Great Animal Migrations" and "An Artist for Conservation: The Paintings of Albert Earl Gilbert".  Invisible Boundaries supports a wide range of ecology and biodiversity standards.  Both exhibits are open through the end of March 2018.


We offer a curriculum unit and materials kit for "Migration In The Balance", a 4th grade curriculum unit developed here at the Museum by staff and area teachers with many links to the Invisible Boundaries exhibit.  The curriculum unit is available on our website.  Please contact us to reserve the kit and arrange for pickup.   


Also new this fall is an extensive Object Study Gallery featuring specimens from the Museum's collections requested by Yale professors to support selected courses offered this fall. These include Color Practice, Climate and Society, Society and Environment, Tokyo, Mammalogy, Archaeological Ceramics, and Biology of Terrestrial Arthropods.  This exhibit will be updated in January for the spring semester.  The Object Study Gallery replaces the Hall of Native American Cultures and the Hall of Pacific Cultures.  These were de-installed over the summer.


And the excitement continues about the recent and dramatic expansion of the Museum's mineral exhibit with the opening of David Friend Hall in October 2016.   


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