Tours & Group Visits
Group visiting the Yale Peabody Museum in front of the Torosaurus

Every year the Yale Peabody Museum provides educational programs for adults and students.

Whether visiting on your own or with a larger group, consider one of our highlights tours or a more focused educational program!


Highlights Tours: From Dinosaurs to Egypt

These 45-minute tours of the Museum, led by one of our seasoned volunteer docents, are offered at no extra charge every Saturday and Sunday at 12:30 and 1:30 pm on a drop-in basis. Tours are also offered on Thursdays at 2:30 and 3:30 (Sept.-June only.) Tours meet in the Museum’s main lobby and move through the exhibition halls, stopping at our most exciting and popular displays. Highlights tours in Spanish are given on request.


Highlights Tours for Seniors

Five different fascinating tours specifically designed with seniors 65+ in mind, perfect for those who may have more limited mobility but a thirst for in-depth knowledge about a particular topic. Click here for more information on Highlights Tours for Seniors.


Guided Programs

We offer guided educational programs for groups of all ages. While our program descriptions have been written with visiting school groups in mind, they are available to any interested group. See our complete list of guided programs here.


Guided programs and tours, including our Highlights Tours, are available by reservation Tuesday through Friday. The fee for a guided program or tour is $50 plus group admission of $5 per person (Highlights Tours for Seniors are just $5 per person with no additional program fee).


Click here for more information and fee structure for Birthday Parties.


All groups of 10 or more people must make an appointment by contacting the Education Office at (203) 432-3775 weekdays from 8:30 am to 1:30 pm or by sending e-mail to