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Yale University, New Haven, CT
URL: Yale University  Phone: 203-432-4771

Activity Overview

Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut is the third oldest university in the United States as well as one of the prestigious Ivy League schools. Since its foundation in 1701, this famous university has become one of the most famous and influential universities in the world. Visitors to Yale's various campuses are able to explore all kinds of fascinating attractions, including historic buildings, athletic facilities, museums, and nature reserves.

Things to Do

  • Explore the Yale University Art Gallery, which showcases fascinating collections of pre-Columbian, medieval, Renaissance, African, American, and European art.
  • Visit the Yale Center for British Art, which features the largest collection of British prints, manuscripts, paintings, sculptures, drawings and rare books outside of the United Kingdom.
  • Take your child to the Peabody Museum of Natural History, where they can learn all about archaeology, nature, and anthropology while viewing exhibits related to dinosaurs, Ancient Egypt, and other topics.

Yale University Insider Tips

  • Don't miss the chance to see the university's amazing Collection of Musical Instruments, which includes over 1000 historic instruments.
  • Check out the Sterling Memorial Library, the university's beautiful Gothic-style main library that resembles a cathedral and is known for its gorgeous stained glass windows.
  • Take an informative tour of the campus! If you have a child between the ages of 6 and 11, you can also ask for the special architectural treasure hunt that they can do during the tour.

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