Explore a wide range of science and social studies topics through the Yale Peabody Museum’s engaging education programs in science, history, and art. Programs are available for your school, home education, scout group, and community youth group.
Education programs are currently only available online. All programs are live, led by Museum educators, and feature Peabody specimens and exhibits. Programs can be tailored to the length of your class period. Time for a question-and-answer session is included for students to interact with the instructor. Maximum class size is 25 students. Multiple classes can participate in the same online session or multiple sessions can be reserved. Multiple sessions receive discounted pricing.
Reservations are required at least 2 weeks in advance. We will contact you at least a week beforehand to test your connectivity and technology. Yale’s primary remote platform is Zoom, but with enough lead time we can work with other meeting software. Use our online form or make a reservation by contacting us.
School programs are aligned with the Connecticut Social Studies Core Framework or Next Generation Science Standards for grades K–12. Please explore our pre-visit and post-visit resources for select programs available on our programs list page.
In-person programs will resume at the Community Education Center at Yale’s West Campus in Orange, Connecticut, soon as it is safe and practical. When we can meet again, we invite you to visit us at the Education Department’s home during the Museum’s renovation.
Read what teachers have to say about our programs:
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.
— a 4th Grade “Connecticut Wildlife & Habitats” program
“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.
We like to schedule visits to the Peabody because they are always interesting, informative presentations given by docents who are always passionate about their subject matter.
— a 5th Grade Teacher
Been visiting with my students for 21 yrs. Peabody always does an excellent job teaching our students. I'm always amazed at how the lessons flow so smoothly with all the excitement around.
— a 2nd Grade Teacher
Who doesn't love the Peabody?
— a 6th Grade Teacher