Welcome

Science is more fun when you share it.

Come look through our telescopes, listen in as a Nobel Prize winner talks about the puzzles that fascinate him or do experiments in your own classroom with a Yale student. This site shows you how.

If you’re a kid or teacher in greater New Haven, we’ve got something extra special in store for you. Many Yale science outreach programs work together so that students can get on a pathway that leads to success in high school, in college and in careers in science, technology, engineering or mathematics. We hope that you’ll make amazing discoveries of your own one day. And we hope you’ll share them here, so that a new generation can be inspired.

Upcoming Events

  • Each week the Cushing Center offers three tours: Thursday at 2:00p and Friday at 11:00a and 2:00p. There is no need to sign up, just meet at the library entrance.
    01/26/2017 - 2:00pm
  • Every Sunday afternoon, the Leitner Observatory presents free planetarium shows.
    01/29/2017 - 3:00pm
  • Each week the Cushing Center offers three tours: Thursday at 2:00p and Friday at 11:00a and 2:00p. There is no need to sign up, just meet at the library entrance.
    02/02/2017 - 2:00pm
  • Every Sunday afternoon, the Leitner Observatory presents free planetarium shows.
    02/05/2017 - 3:00pm
  • Each week the Cushing Center offers three tours: Thursday at 2:00p and Friday at 11:00a and 2:00p. There is no need to sign up, just meet at the library entrance.
    02/09/2017 - 2:00pm
  • Middle school girls are invited to the Physics Department to build their own Tin Can Robots and more!
    02/11/2017 - 9:00am to 2:00pm
  • Sprout is a three-week program held on Saturdays. Classes will be offered in four time blocks. Core classes meet all three weeks of the program and electives meet just once. Choose whichever classes interest you!
    02/11/2017 - 9:00am to 3:15pm

In the News

December 16, 2016
On December 10, public high school students from New Haven and West Haven came to Yale for Ophthalmology Day, an experiential learning opportunity hosted by Yale Pathways to Science.
November 4, 2016
Zlatko Minev (Applied Physics) will receive a Yale-Jefferson Public Service Award for creating and leading Open Labs, a highly successful science outreach program.
November 2, 2016
Jefrey Lopez, whose family hails from Mexico, decided he might vote for Donald Trump because it might result in a free trip back home. Then he thought better of it.
October 11, 2016
Math Mornings is a series of public lectures aimed at bringing the joy and variety of mathematics to students and their families.
October 10, 2016
Science on Saturdays, created in 2004 and presented by Yale Scientific Magazine, illustrates the collaborative spirit of the outreach.
September 29, 2016
On Saturday, September 24th, 171 New Haven middle school girls took over Sloane Physics Lab to broaden their scientific horizons and discover the properties of light.
July 19, 2016
Summer is in full swing and hundreds of New Haven students are participating in the summer programs hosted by Yale in science, medicine, arts, and humanities.
May 4, 2016
At the second annual Pathways to Genomics and Proteomics Day, twenty-five Pathways students spent the day on campus learning about “omics” science and the cutting-edge research driving future discoveries in personalized medicine.
March 24, 2016
Open Labs is a fellowship of graduate and professional students devoted to encouraging young scholars to pursue careers in the sciences.
March 8, 2016
SheCode, a program for middle and high school girls from the Elm City, started by Joyce Chen ’16 and Erika Hairston ’18, teaches the fundamentals of coding, enabling participants to create websites, games and designs.