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