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 in New Haven

  1. Free Lunch for a Week

    July 13 @ 8:00 am - September 13 @ 11:59 pm
  2. New Haven Music on the Green

    July 21 - July 28
  3. Herbs for Colonial and Modern Homes

    July 22 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  4. Twilight Concert – New London Big Band

    July 25 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  5. Twilight Concert- New London Big Band

    July 25 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  6. Workshop: Introduction to Monotype Printmaking

    July 28 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  7. Workshop: Open Print Staycation

    August 13 @ 9:30 am - August 17 @ 5:30 pm
  8. Katalina’s 2018 Summer Baking Programs | Week 2

    August 20 @ 9:00 am - August 24 @ 4:00 pm
  9. Katalina’s 2018 Summer Baking Programs | Week 3

    August 27 @ 9:00 am - August 31 @ 4:00 pm