Programs at West Campus

Welcome to Peabody's Temporary Home for Programs

School programs, scout programs, community programs, art programs, birthday parties

We're excited to announce that the Peabody Museum's Office of School & Teacher Engagement has relocated to the Community Education Center at Yale's West Campus.  Located minutes from Exit 41 on I-95 behind Bright Horizons at 230 West Campus Drive, the Community Education Center staff will continue to offer many of the same science, social studies and art programs that you know from the Peabody Museum, with added opportunities for hands-on, interactive, and outdoor experiences.  With COVID protocols currently in place, our programs have moved on-line, including school & group programs, birthday parties and adult education offerings including our natural science illustration classes. 


The Community Education Center at Yale's West Campus features more than 3000 square feet of classroom, presentation and laboratory space.  In addition, life science programs can take place outdoors in the Oyster River Outdoor Classroom, a 40 acre forested wetland corridor on West Campus that provides opportunities for habitat studies, scientific investigations, seasonal nature walks, and nature journaling.  Check back for updates  as we move toward reopening for in-person programming.


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

E-mail:  or

Phone: (203) 432-0944