Summer 2020 Programs

Summer with the Peabody

Natural History Near You

We’re offering online family programming to encourage the safe exploration of "natural history near you." Participating children will join expert educators and peers through learning that fosters curiosity and connection with the natural world--right where they are! 


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Each online series consists of a morning session from 9am to 12pm geared toward children who love science, art, nature, and getting outdoors. 


Each session will take place on Zoom and includes:

  • full-group introduction with song, movement, or game
  • small-group check-in with peers and group leaders
  • brief, interesting lesson from a Peabody expert
  • guidance for a hands-on, self-guided activity that can be done in the safety of your home or backyard
  • Self-guided exploration and activity time—instructors will remain available on Zoom
  • Small or full-group sharing and closing


Program Series Details

Series sessions are geared toward children in grades 1 through 6 (with flexibility for older and younger siblings).


Each themed series is offered on a pay-what-you-can sliding scale ($1-$80 per series), and includes four, half-day (3 hours) group sessions.


Art, Animals & Adaptations

Explore the amazing world of animals through art, fun activities and careful observation.  Learn skills that will help you study wildlife and make a connection between their unique adaptations and our human habitats.
Mondays: July 13, 20, 27, August 3


From Bees to Seeds: Our Amazing Pollinators

Through a variety of hands-on activities, we’ll discover the hidden but remarkable world of pollinators and their plant partners right in your neighborhood.
Tuesdays: July 14, 21, 28, August 4


Backyard Explorers

Get to know the living and non-living beings that are right in your own home and backyard! Learn more about the natural world around you through games, outdoor observation, and hands-on activities.
Wednesdays: July 15, 22, 29, August 5


Prehistoric Peabody and the World of Dinosaurs

Where did dinosaurs come from? What colors were they? Where did they go? We’ll explore the evolution, biology, habitats and extinction of dinosaurs with a special emphasis on Yale specimens and research.
Thursdays: July 16, 23, 30, August 6