Past Events & Programs

January 2023

Tuesday, January 24

  • 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

    Talk

    A New Age of Exploration in Antarctic Biodiversity

    Antarctica is increasingly threatened by global climate change. Documenting its biodiversity and understanding the evolution of its species are critical for predicting ecosystem responses to future and ongoing environmental disturbances. The discovery and description of…

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Monday, January 16

  • 11:30 am – 3:30 pm

    Festival / Family Day

    MLK Celebration

    Join the Yale Peabody Museum, CT Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, and the New Haven Museum for the 27th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Legacy of Social and Environmental Justice with two days of free, hybrid events open to all. Generously sponsored by… Press release 2023 Program List Sunday, January 15th, 12:30–3:30 pm… Presenting Corporate Sponsor: … Event Partners: … With gratitude to Eli's Catering for their generous in-kind support of our staff and volunteers. …

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Sunday, January 15

  • 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm

    Festival / Family Day

    MLK Celebration

    Join the Yale Peabody Museum, CT Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, and the New Haven Museum for the 27th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Legacy of Social and Environmental Justice with two days of free, hybrid events open to all. Generously sponsored by… Press release 2023 Program List Sunday, January 15th, 12:30–3:30 pm… Presenting Corporate Sponsor: … Event Partners: … With gratitude to Eli's Catering for their generous in-kind support of our staff and volunteers. …

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December 2022

Saturday, December 10

  • 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

    Adult Program

    Propagating Pollinator Plants from Seed

    Including native plants in your garden is a great way to provide food and habitat for pollinators.  You can expand your native plantings inexpensively by growing them yourself from seed. In this workshop,… About the Instructor Jim Sirch, Education Coordinator at the Yale Peabody Museum, is a UConn Master Gardener and board member of his local land trust. As a trained naturalist, he brings a deep understanding of geology, plants, and wildlife, and how they interact within a… Photo of Jim Sirch collecting wildflower seeds; Photo by Willow Ann Sirch…

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November 2022

Wednesday, November 9

  • 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

    Talk

    Grasses and Greenery

    Edward P. Bass Distinguished Lecture
    with Alison Richard

    We are a species of storytellers.  The prevailing story of Madagascar evokes an island covered by timeless, lush forest, which people cut down and burned after arriving about 10,000 years ago. But the evidence points to a dynamic and changing landscape of forests and…

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Saturday, November 5

  • 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

    Adult Program

    Propagating Pollinator Plants from Seed

    Including native plants in your garden is a great way to provide food and habitat for pollinators.  You can expand your native plantings inexpensively by growing them yourself from seed. In this workshop,… About the Instructor Jim Sirch, Education Coordinator at the Yale Peabody Museum, is a UConn Master Gardener and board member of his local land trust. As a trained naturalist, he brings a deep understanding of geology, plants, and wildlife, and how they interact within a… Photo of Jim Sirch collecting wildflower seeds; Photo by Willow Ann Sirch…

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October 2022

Saturday, October 15

  • 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

    Festival / Family Day

    ¡Fiesta Latina!

    Join Junta for Progressive Action on Saturday, October 15th from 1-4 pm for a ¡Fiesta Latina Pop-up! that will feature family-friendly educational activities and interactive stations with Yale Peabody Museum collections staff. The event will also host live music,… Click to download PDF… Click for more info…

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Friday, October 14

  • 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

    Online Presentation

    Shiva’s Ape and Brahma's Beast

    A largely forgotten Yale collecting expedition in 1932 changed our understanding of evolution and paved the way for modern paleontological studies on the Indian Subcontinent. The fossils brought back to New Haven by a young graduate student named G. Edward Lewis remain in…

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September 2022

Wednesday, September 28

  • 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

    Talk

    From Bones to Habitats

    Where did we evolve? How did the environment affect our evolution? How do we know? What does this mean for our future? Join Dr. Denise Su as she answers these questions and takes us on a journey to our past and a glimpse into our future. Dr. Denise Su engaged in field research at the Laetoli archaeological site, Tanzania… Watch Live Presented by the Department of Anthropology & Yale Peabody Museum. Talks in the Anthropology Department Chair’s Colloquium Series, held once a semester, feature scholars whose research is of broad interest in and beyond Anthropology. Invited speakers for these…

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Thursday, September 15

  • 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

    Talk

    Madagascar: Journeys Through Time

    Join author Alison Richard as she discusses the fascinating biodiversity of Madagascar, drawing from her recently-published book The Sloth Lemur's Song:… This event is presented in partnership with RJ Julia Booksellers who will have copies of The Sloth Lemur’s Song for sale in the lobby. Alison Richard will be available to sign your copy after the program.…

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Each year, the Peabody Museum hosts a number of signature events, festivals, and special days for children, families, and the greater New Haven community.  Through partnerships with community leaders, Yale groups and local organizations, we are able to bring enjoyable and educational programming to thousands of people.  Scroll down to learn more–and help us make more memories in the coming years!