Yale Places to Visit

Places to Visit

  • Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library

    The Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library is one of the world’s largest libraries devoted entirely to rare books and manuscripts and is Yale’s principal repository for literary archives, early manuscripts, and rare books. The Beinecke Library’s robust collections are used to create new scholarship by researchers from around the world.

    For more information, visit the Beinecke’s website

  • Cushing Center at the Yale School of Medicine

    Named for Yale College graduate Dr. Harvey Cushing—regarded as the father of modern neurosurgery—the exhibits at the Cushing Center include more than 400 specimen jars of patients’ brains and tumors, Cushing’s surgical illustrations, personal diaries, black and white patient photographs, memorabilia, as well as historical anatomical and medical materials. Cushing’s collection of over 15,000 volumes in science and medicine contains medical and scientific works ranging from 11th-century manuscripts through 19th-century monographs. The Cushing Center offers weekly tours of the collection that are open to the public. 

    For more information, visit the Cushing Center’s website

  • Cushing Center at the Yale School of Medicine

    Named for Yale College graduate Dr. Harvey Cushing, regarded as the father of modern neurosurgery, the exhibits at the Cushing Center include more than 400 specimen jars of patients’ brains and tumors, Cushing’s surgical illustrations, personal diaries, black and white patient photographs, memorabilia, as well as historical anatomical and medical materials. Cushing’s collection of over 15,000 volumes in science and medicine contains medical and scientific works ranging from 11thcentury manuscripts through 19th-century monographs. The Cushing Center offers weekly tours of the collection that are open to the public. 

    cushingcenter.medicine.yale.edu

  • Leitner Family Observatory and Planetarium

    The Leitner Observatory is a facility of the Yale Department of Astronomy, dedicated to education, public outreach, and student research. The planetarium is used to teach astronomy concepts to undergraduate classes, to support astronomy programs at the Peabody Museum of Natural History, and to present planetarium shows to the general public. The planetarium and observatory are open to the public every Tuesday night and Sunday afternoon.

    For more information, visit the Leitner Observatory’s website

  • Marsh Botanical Garden

    Sitting on eight acres, with six greenhouses comprising around a third of an acre under glass, Marsh Botanical Garden provides support for researchers, faculty, and students at Yale, as well as an informative and eye-catching experience for visitors. Marsh offers weekly tours of the greenhouses that are free and open to the public.

    For more information, visit the Marsh Botanical Garden website

  • Marsh Botanical Garden

    Sitting on eight acres, with six greenhouses comprising around a third of an acre under glass, Marsh Botanical Garden offers support for researchers, faculty and students at Yale, as well as an informative and eye-catching experience for visitors. Marsh Botanical Garden also hosts the monthly “Green Café .” 

    marshbotanicalgarden.yale.edu

  • NEWT High School Laboratory Internships

    The Nanotechnology-Enabled Water Treatment Center (NEWT) invites Yale Pathways high school juniors to work in their laboratories for a six-week intensive summer research internship. Students work directly with graduate students and faculty on projects related to the production of clean water technologies.

  • Peabody Museum of Natural History

    From dinosaurs to diamonds, the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History presents four billion years of Earth’s history under one roof. It’s diverse collection of 13 million objects includes Egyptian mummies, samurai swords, and animals and plants from across the world. Its paleontological collections in particular rank among the most historically important fossil collections in the world. Not only can these collections be accessed by visiting the museum, but the Peabody’s substantial online catalog makes digital images of more than 163,000 specimens, artifacts, and objects available to scholars and the public around the world. 

    peabody.yale.edu

  • Play2Prevent Lab - ForAGirl Program

    Part of the Yale Center for Health & Learning Games at the Yale School of Medicine, play2PREVENT focuses on the use of videogame play for the purposes of health promotion, risk reduction, social good, and educational interventions. ForAGirl engages female Pathways high school students in a two-week, summer research training in developing effective videogame interventions that target improving areas in which girls and women are disproportionately impacted. Female Yale faculty members provide guidance and mentorship. 

    play2prevent.org/about-us/foragirl-program

  • STEM Mentors

    Stem Mentors is a graduate student organization that aims to promote interest among female and underrepresented students in pursuing STEM careers. STEM Mentors connects students with college and graduate students at Yale pursuing STEM majors to challenge common misconceptions about the sciences and about the people who study them. STEM Mentors hosts a variety of events throughout the year, including a panel discussion on choosing the right college, a college application workshop, and a health sciences career fair.

  • Yale Center for British Art

    The Yale Center for British Art houses the largest and most comprehensive collection of British art outside the United Kingdom in a landmark building designed by Louis Kahn. The YCBA has a rich array of exhibitions and educational programs, as well as fellowships and academic resources, including a reference library and study room for examining works on paper in the collection. The museum is open to the public and admission is free.

    For more information, visit the Yale Center for British Art’s website

  • Yale Farm

    Established in 2003, the Yale Farm is a lush and productive teaching farm, which produces hundreds of varieties of vegetables, fruits, herbs, and flowers, and is home to free-ranging chicken flocks and honeybees. It provides a place where students, faculty, staff, and New Haven community members can come together to learn about sustainability and the connection between land and food firsthand. The Farm hosts workshops, seminars, volunteer workdays, and tours for local schools. 

    For more information, visit the Yale Farm’s website

  • Yale Farm

    Established in 2003, the Yale Farm is a lush and productive teaching farm that produces hundreds of varieties of vegetables, fruits, herbs, and flowers, and is home to freeranging chicken flocks and honeybees. It provides a place where students, faculty, staff, and New Haven community members can come together to learn about sustainability and the connection between land and food firsthand. The Farm hosts workshops, seminars, volunteer workdays, and tours for local schools. 

    yale.edu/sustainablefood/farm

  • Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History

    From dinosaurs to diamonds, the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History presents four billion years of Earth’s history under one roof. Its diverse collection of 13 million objects includes Egyptian mummies, samurai swords, and animals and plants from across the world. Its paleontological collections in particular rank among the most historically important fossil collections in the world. Not only can these collections be accessed by visiting the museum, but the Peabody’s substantial online catalog makes digital images of more than 163,000 specimens, artifacts, and objects available to scholars and the public around the world. 

    For more information, visit the Peabody Museum’s website

  • Yale University Art Gallery

    The Yale University Art Gallery has more than 4,500 works of art on display from cultures all over the world. The 185,000 objects in its permanent collection range from American decorative arts and American painting to African art and art of the ancient Americas. In addition to its permanent collection, the gallery also has educational programs, special exhibitions, study rooms, and museum archives. The museum is free and open to the public. 

    For more information, visit the Yale University Art Gallery’s website

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