Fundamental to this mission is stewardship of the Museum’s rich collections, which provide a remarkable record of the history of the earth, its life, and its cultures. Conservation, augmentation and use of these collections become increasingly urgent as modern threats to the diversity of life and culture continue to intensify.
For children between 5 and 12 years old, we offer walk-in projects on weekends, birthday parties, summer, and vacation programs. There are 1001 things to build before you grow up. From Thanksgiving to New Year’s our American Flyer train layout is available for children to run during our open hours. Children can build a toy train on the weekends as a Walk-in project.
The mission of the Yale University Art Gallery is to encourage appreciation and understanding of art and its role in society through direct engagement with original works of art. The Gallery stimulates active learning about art and the creative process through research, teaching, and dialogue among communities of Yale students, faculty, artists, scholars, alumni, and the wider public. The Gallery organizes exhibitions and educational programs to offer enjoyment and encourage inquiry, while building and maintaining its collections in trust for future generations.
The Yale Center for British Art houses the largest collection of British art outside the United Kingdom. Presented to the university by Paul Mellon (Yale College, Class of 1929), the collection reflects the development of British art and culture from the Elizabethan period onward.
Treat yourself and your family to a special day on the water. We’ve got some beautiful islands to show you! Feel the sea breezes, hear the shore birds and soak in the sights aboard our comfy 48 passenger boat Volsunga IV. Captain Bob Milne and the crew at Thimble Islands Cruise welcome you aboard for a 45 minute narrated tour (or private charter) while he maneuvers you through the enchanted Thimble Islands.
Visits are self guided. Because we are a candy manufacturing facility, guests are not permitted to actually tour the manufacturing area. We do provide viewing windows into the production floor as well as video monitors that detail the entire process of how a dispenser is created and how our candy is made. The PEZ production floor is typically not operational during weekends or holidays but guests can look through the windows to see where we package the candy and dispensers.
Established in 1982, the Knights of Columbus Museum, Inc. is a nonprofit institution serving the educational interests of the general public through periodic exhibitions of artwork and related content. Located in New Haven, Conn., where the Knights of Columbus was founded in 1882, it also serves as an archive, repository, and gallery for documents and artifacts pertaining to the Catholic fraternal organization’s foundation, history and activities.
The New England Air Museum’s collection contains over 100 aircraft ranging from early flying machines to supersonic jets. Over 65 aircraft are on display in three large exhibit hangars and in an outdoor display area (open depending on weather) while other are in storage and restoration hangars.
The New Haven Museum was founded in 1862 as the New Haven Colony Historical Society, which remains its corporate name. From the beginning, the institution sought to collect, preserve, and make available for research the materials which document the history of the greater New Haven area.
The Stony Creek Museum celebrates the rich history of a Connecticut shoreline village, which grew out of the pink granite underlying its soil. The quarries in the area provided stone for the foundation of the Brooklyn Bridge, the Statue of Liberty and the facades of many Manhattan Skyscrapers. Immigrants arriving throughout the world to work the quarries formed a diverse and eclectic community.