Summer 2021 Programs

Summer with the Peabody

Thank you for your interest in Yale Peabody Museum summer programming! In accordance with the University’s COVID guidelines, we won’t be offering an in-person Summer Camp. 

 

We are very excited to share a variety of family-friendly offerings (both digital and in-person) in July and August. You can look forward to live, behind-the-scenes tours of our collections, engaging digital content produced by our Sci.CORPS staff, and in-person family nature walks on Saturday mornings. 

 

Schedule of Events

 

Fantastic Ocean Creatures from the Time before the Dinosaurs

Wednesday, July 7, 2021 from Noon to 12:45 pm
Zoom webinar plus live broadcast

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Meet some really strange ancient lifeforms on this behind-the-scenes tour of the Peabody’s Invertebrate Paleontology collections. Senior Collections Manager Susan Butts introduces you to fascinating ocean creatures that lived before the dinosaurs—trilobites, sea scorpions, and some fossils scientists haven’t even classified yet.

 

Meet the Monsters of the Mesozoic

Wednesday, July 14, 2021 from Noon to 12:45 pm
Zoom webinar plus live broadcast

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Enjoy special access to our most iconic and incredible dinosaur specimens on this guided trip back in time. Join Museum Educator and dinosaur expert Armand Morgan for a behind-the-scenes look at our world-famous Vertebrate Paleontology collections.

 

Family Nature Walk with ARTE!

Saturday, July 17, 2021 from 10:00 to 11:30 am
At Quinnipiac River State Park, New Haven, Connecticut

Join Peabody naturalists for spectacular biodiversity and exciting natural history right here in southern Connecticut. Peabody educators, along with our partners at ARTE, Inc., will lead an in-person outdoor exploration of the plants and animals in Quinnipiac River State Park and show you how to identify them.

To pre-register for this program or other activities as part of Arte, Inc.’s Summer of Fun, click here: https://arte-inc.com/

 

What in the World Are Herbaria and Why Do We Have Them?

Wednesday, July 21, 2021 from Noon to 12:45 pm
Zoom webinar plus live broadcast

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What’s inside an herbarium? Find out on this behind-the-scenes look inside the Yale Herbarium with Botany Senior Collections Manager Patrick Sweeney. See unique and unusual specimens along with examples of the major evolutionary groups of plants you can find here in Connecticut.

 

Getting by Without a Backbone: Peabody’s Invertebrates

Wednesday, July 28, 2021 from Noon to 12:45 pm
Zoom webinar plus live broadcast

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Find out about the fascinating diversity of animals with no backbone, including a few creatures you might come across here in Connecticut. Join Museum Assistant Lourdes Rojas for a behind-the-scenes peek at our Invertebrate Zoology collections.

 

Flora in the Time of the Dinosaurs: Peabody’s Fossil Plants

Wednesday, August 11, 2021 from Noon to 12:45 pm
Zoom webinar plus live broadcast

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See plants that once shared the land with dinosaurs and learn about their evolution into the plants we know today. Join Shusheng Hu, Paleobotany Collections Manager, for a behind-the-scenes look at the Peabody’s collections of fossilized plants and seeds.

 

Family Nature Walk with ARTE!

Saturday, August 11, 2021 from 10:00 to 11:30 am
At Edgerton Park, New Haven

Come experience an in-person outdoor exploration of the plants and animals in Edgerton Park and learn how to identify them. Join Peabody naturalists and educators Jim Sirch and Armand Morgan, along with our partners at ARTE, Inc., for spectacular biodiversity and exciting natural history right here in New Haven.

To pre-register for this program or other activities as part of Arte, Inc.’s Summer of Fun, click here: https://arte-inc.com/