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To all Yale students, faculty, staff and alumni: Welcome! Thanks to our collections – over 14 million specimens from nature and objects made by human hands – and our dedicated staff, the Yale Peabody Museum is an unparalleled University resource for teaching and learning, research, professional development, wonder and enjoyment. The Student Programs Office is here to help you make the most of it. Whether you’re a faculty member or instructor looking for ways to integrate the Museum’s resources into your teaching, a student looking for research or employment opportunities with our collections, or a member of the Yale community hoping to engage more deeply with the Peabody, you’ll find lots of information and inspiration on the web pages within. We’d love to connect and make sure you find what you’re looking for – please reach out by using the Contact Us box or sending an email.

Teach with Peabody

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Teach with Peabody

The Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History provides exceptional object-based teaching opportunities. Our Office of Student Programs facilitates teaching with Museum resources and fosters the engagement of Yale students with the help of over 13 million collections objects.

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Research & Work at Peabody

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Research & Work at Peabody

The collections of the Yale Peabody Museum, as well as the natural areas we manage, offer unparalleled opportunities for research. Whether for a class project, undergraduate summer internship or doctoral dissertation, each year over 80 students, postdocs and faculty members utilize the collections in their studies.

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Connect, Explore & Experience Peabody

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Connect, Explore & Experience Peabody

The Student Programs Office is here to connect the Yale community with the resources and activities of the Peabody Museum.  Learn more about our tours, presentations, workshops and performances, both online and in-person once COVID-19 restrictions diminish.  There's always something happening at the Peabody!

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Coming Soon

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Coming Soon: the new Yale Peabody Museum

The renovated and expanded Peabody Museum, scheduled to open in 2024, is designed with Yale students in mind. For the first time, the Museum will have spaces dedicated to learning, teaching, researching, and socializing. We are actively planning the design, infrastructure, contents, and workflows needed to best support students. 

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Our Team

David Heiser Director of Student Programs,
Student Programs
+1 203 432 9545 david.heiser@yale.edu
Nicole Palffy-Muhoray Assistant Director,
Student Programs


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Yale Peabody Museum Student Programs

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