Programs at Yale's West Campus

The Yale Peabody Museum offers many K–12 school programs that support statewide curriculum standards to the local communities. These use the Museum’s collections, West Campus nature trails, and educational facilities at the Peabody’s Community Education Center at Yale’s West Campus in Orange, Connecticut.
Education programs are currently only available online. Along with many of the K–12 school programs we’ve been offering, such as—

  • Adaptations
  • Human Origins
  • Landforms
  • PaleoWorlds
  • Dinosaurs
  • Habitats & Human Impacts
  • Connecticut Wildlife
  • Properties of Rocks & Minerals

—we’re developing new life science programs that will take advantage of our West Campus location, which features an extensive network of nature trails through 40 acres of forested wetlands. It’s the ideal spot for habitat studies, scientific investigations, and seasonal nature walks.

The Community Education Center is the temporary home of the Education Department during the Museum’s renovation. Our Center features 3,000 square feet of classroom, presentation, and laboratory space. We’re currently outfitting the building with new equipment and more teaching specimens. And we’ve got an award-winning 3D virtual tour of the Great Hall to show you, so Brontosaurus, Stegosaurus, and the rest of our dinosaurs are still accessible!

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


To register for programs or for additional information, call or email us:

Office of School & Teacher Engagement
+1 203 432 3775

Location & Directions

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.


School Buses

On arrival, school buses should check in at the West Campus Welcome Center at the Marsh Hill Road entrance for directions. School buses are not permitted to use the driveway marked for Bright Horizons.