School Programs at West Campus

We're excited to announce that the Peabody Museum's Community Education Center will open in the fall of 2020 for pre-K to college level programs.  Located minutes from I-95's Exit 41 (Marsh Hill Road) at Yale's West Campus in Orange, Connecticut, the Community Education Center will continue to offer many of the same science, social studies and art programs that you know from the Peabody Museum, augmented with more opportunities for hands-on, interactive, and outdoor experiences.


Our West Campus location features 3000 square feet of classroom, presentation and laboratory space.  In addition, many new life science programs will take place in the Oyster River Outdoor Classroom, a 40 acre forested wetland corridor on West Campus that provides opportunities for habitat studies, scientific investigations, and seasonal nature walks.  Registration for West Campus programs will open later this spring with classes beginning in October of 2020.  Look for a teacher open house in the fall of 2020.


The Yale Peabody Museum Community Education Center will also host many of the Natural Science Illustration Program classes while the Museum is under renovation.

For more information about our new temporary facility and programs, contact:


Tom Parlapiano, Manager

Office of School & Teacher Engagement

Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History

P.O. Box 208118

New Haven, CT 06520-8118

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Phone: (203) 432-0944