School & Group Programs

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 and field trips are available for your school, home education, scout group, and community youth group.

As of January 2023, school and group programs are available live online or in person at the Peabody’s Community Education Center at Yale's West Campus in Orange, Connecticut. School programs are aligned with the Connecticut Social Studies Core Framework or Next Generation Science Standards. All programs are led by Museum education staff and Yale graduate students, and feature Peabody specimens. Topics can be tailored to meet your specific needs.

Please note the following Yale University COVID-19 policies:

  • All school and group visitors are required to wear a mask while in the Peabody Community Education Center. Masks are provided.
  • No one who is experiencing symptoms should attend the program.

Reservations are required at least 2 weeks before the program date. For online programs, we will contact you beforehand to coordinate our connectivity and technology requirements. In-person programs may meet indoors or outdoors, depending on the topic and weather conditions. Contact us through our online form or by e-mail at

Community Education Center at Yale's West Campus

During our renovation, the Peabody’s Community Education Center at Yale's West Campus is the temporary home to school, group, and adult education programs. The Center has more than 3,000 square feet of classroom, presentation, and laboratory space available for you. Our school and group programs feature more than 5,000 specimens from the Museum’s education collection and use the Center’s indoor presentation and laboratory facilities. The West Campus nature trails are ideal for habitat studies, scientific investigations, and seasonal nature walks.

Our Natural Science Illustration Program courses and other adult education classes will also meet at West Campus during the Museum’s renovation.

Yale’s West Campus is 7 miles west of downtown New Haven, Connecticut, off of Interstate 95 Exit 41. Driving directions and GPS tips are available on the West Campus web pages.

The Yale Peabody Museum Community Education Center is located at the rear of 230 West Campus Drive. The Education Department shares the Center with the Bright Horizons daycare services in the front of the building.

Enter at the Marsh Hill Road entrance off I-95 and check in at the West Campus Welcome Center, 100 West Campus Drive, Orange, Connecticut 06477, for directions or to be announced.

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 teacher's comment on our “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


Office of School & Teacher Engagement
+1 203 432 3775