Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History

 
The Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History opens a window of discovery into our world’s natural heritage—its animals, plants, geology and people. From a real Brontosaurus skeleton to a beautifully preserved 2500 year old Egyptian mummy, the museum’s captivating exhibits have something for everyone! Each year, the Yale Peabody Museum provides engaging educational programs to more than 25,000 visitors from throughout the Northeast. These include K-12 classes, college programs, and private and community organizations. Programs are aligned with curriculum standards and highlight the museum’s exhibits, research and extensive collection of specimens. Program topics include life and earth science, paleontology, and past cultures. 
 
 
Contact Info 
Address: 170 Whitney Ave., New Haven, CT 06511. New Haven County.
 
Tel: 203-432-3775.
 
 
 
Hrs: Tues.–Sat. 10AM–5PM, Sun. 12PM–5PM.
 
SCHOOLS
The Yale Peabody Museum invites you to explore four billion years of natural history through our captivating exhibits and exciting programs! Schedule your field trip as either a self-guided visit or have our Education Department provide an engaging science, history or art program for your school group. Learn more about school visits
 
Contact Info
Contact: Elizabeth Steele, Scheduler, peabody.education@yale.edu.
 
Trip Info 
Grade Level: All grades.
 
Group Size: 10 or more to qualify for group rates.
 
Activity Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Tours, Docent-led Programs.
 
Recomm. Length of Visit: 2-3 hours.
 
 
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Science, Social Studies, Art. 
Topics Covered: Ancient Egypt; Native Peoples of Connecticut; Human Origins; The Art of the Diorama; Drawing on Nature; Paleo Art at the Peabody; Animal Adaptations; Birds and Their Adaptations; Connecticut Habitats; Connecticut Wildlife and Ecology; Extinct and Endangered Species; Introduction to Evolution; Light, Color and Nature; North American Wildlife and Ecology; Landforms: The Shape of Connecticut’s Landscape; Meteorites and the Earth; Rocks, Minerals and their Properties; Dinosaurs.
 
SCOUTS
Scout groups can work toward various badges at the museum through hands-on educational programs. Scouts will learn about geologic forces, meteorites, the properties of rocks and minerals, and Connecticut plants and animals. Learn more about group visits
 
Contact Info
Contact: Elizabeth Steele, Scheduler, peabody.education@yale.edu.
 
Trip Info 
Grade Level: All grades.
 
Group Size: 10 or more to qualify for group rates.
 
Activity Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Activities.
 
Recomm. Length of Visit: 2-3 hours.
 
 
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Science, Social Studies, Art. 
Topics Covered: Dinosaurs, geology, animal adaptations, birds, habitats, endangered species, evolution, ecology, meteorites, ancient Egypt, native peoples of Connecticut.
 
HOMESCHOOL
Homeschool groups can explore art, science and history at the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History. Educational programs can provide homeschoolers with opportunities to learn about subjects in the fields of earth science, life science, anthropology and art. Learn more about group visits
 
Contact Info
Contact: Elizabeth Steele, Scheduler, peabody.education@yale.edu.
 
Trip Info 
Grade Level: All grades.
 
Group Size: 10 or more to qualify for group rates.
 
Activity Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Activities.
 
Recomm. Length of Visit: 2-3 hours.
 
 
Topics Covered: Ancient Egypt; Native Peoples of Connecticut; Human Origins; The Art of the Diorama; Drawing on Nature; Paleo Art at the Peabody; Animal Adaptations; Birds and Their Adaptations; Connecticut Habitats; Connecticut Wildlife and Ecology; Extinct and Endangered Species; Introduction to Evolution; Light, Color and Nature; North American Wildlife and Ecology; Landforms: The Shape of Connecticut’s Landscape; Meteorites and the Earth; Rocks, Minerals and their Properties; Dinosaurs.
 

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Museums & Exhibits Lesson Plan

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