Museums

New Haven has an impressive concentration of museums and galleries, most of which are within walking distance to the Whitney-Audubon Retail & Arts District.

Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library

The Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library is Yale University’s principal repository for literary papers and for early manuscripts and rare books in the fields of literature, theology, history, and the natural sciences. In addition to its general collection of rare books and manuscripts, the library houses the Yale Collection of American Literature, the Yale Collection of German Literature, the Yale Collection of Western Americana, and the Osborn Collection.
121 Wall St, New Haven, CT 06510 • 203-432-2977 •
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Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History

The Yale Peabody Museum is a family-friendly museum showcasing four-and-a-half-billion years of Earth history. On view in the Great Hall are the mounted Jurassic skeletons of Brontosaurus and Stegosaurus and the world’s largest dinosaur mural, Rudolph Zallinger’s The Age of Reptiles. Other permanent exhibits feature world-class animal habitat dioramas, Egyptian mummies, Connecticut birds, primates, Native American artifacts and prehistoric mammals. The Discovery Room with its live animals and touchable specimens lets kids experience the natural world first-hand.
170 Whitney Ave, New Haven, CT 06510 • 203-432-8987 • Visit website


Museums at Yale University

Chances are you will learn something new every time you enter Yale’s world-class museums and galleries — all of them open to the public, almost all of them free of charge.  Museums & Galleries at Yale


New Haven Museum

375 years of history come to life at the New Haven Museum. From the colony’s founding as a puritan village through its growth into a major industrial center and now a thriving metropolitan area, New Haven’s history is brought to life for our visitors, inspiring a rich appreciation of the City’s past, present, and future.
114 Whitney Ave, New Haven, CT 06510 • 203-562-4183 • Visit website


Upcoming Events

  1. Yale Peabody Museum Gallery Talks

    February 15 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  2. 2018 Lunarfest Parade and Celebration

    February 17 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  3. Peabody Feb. Vacation Camp for 3rd – 6th Graders

    February 19 @ 9:00 am - February 20 @ 4:00 pm
  4. Faculty Concert Series at Neighborhood Music School

    February 23 @ 7:00 pm
  5. Yale Peabody Museum Gallery Talks

    March 22 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  6. Yale College New Music Concert at Beinecke

    April 15 @ 5:15 pm - 7:15 pm
  7. Yale Peabody Museum Gallery Talks

    April 19 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  8. Yale Peabody Museum Gallery Talks

    May 10 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm