School & Group Program: Information & Reservations
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Explore a wide range of science and social studies topics through the Yale Peabody Museum's engaging science, history and art programs.  These are available for your school, home school, scout or community youth group.


Because of COVID concerns, our programs are only available on-line at the present time.  All programs are live and led by one of the Museum's education coordinators so students can ask questions and interact with the docents.  Reservations are required at least two weeks in advance for all educational programs.  A member of the museum education staff will be in touch to test connectivity and technology at least a week before your program date.   Yale's primary remote platform is Zoom, but we can work with other remote meeting software with sufficient lead time.  We will resume in person programming as soon as it is safe and practical. 


Read what teachers have to say about our programs:


“a 4th Grade “Connecticut Wildlife & Habitats” program: “Our docent was amazing, enthusiastic and knowledgeable. He made a lot of connections for my students that aligned perfectly with what we are learning in the classroom.”


“I have been coming to the museum for this program for 11 years.  The presenter was excellent: clear, articulate, easy to understand, knowledgeable and related well to my 1st year college class."  a college professor's comments about our Human Origins program. 


Click here for more teacher comments: Feedback



Programs can be tailored to the length of your class period and includes time for a question and answer session.  All programs feature the Museum’s educators, images, specimens and exhibits.  For purposes of on-line programming, a class is considered to be a maximum of 25 students.  Multiple classes can participate in the same on-line session or multiple sessions can be reserved.  Multiple programs will receive discounted pricing. 


School programs are aligned with the Connecticut Social Studies Core Framework or Next Generation Science Standards for grades K to 12.  Pre and post visit resources are available for select programs.


Learn more about our programs:

School Programs by Topic


Making Reservations

To access our on-line reservation form, CLICK HERE.


You can also make a reservation by contacting our Education Office at

  • All groups must reserve their visit or program at least two weeks in advance
  • You will receive a confirmation from the Education Office
  • To troubleshoot any glitches, a member of the museum staff we will be in touch at least a week before your program date.
  • One class equals a maximum of 25 students


Program Fees and Policies

For updated fees and policies, please click here.


For More Information or Questions:

Thomas Parlapiano, Manager

Office of School and Teacher Engagement

(203) 432-0944


Mailing Address:

Office of School and Teacher Engagement

Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History

P.O. Box 208118

New Haven, CT 06520-8118 USA


Directions and Parking

When in-person programming resumes, programs will meet at the Community Education Center at Yale's West Campus in Orange, CT.