Self‐Guided Activities

Self-Guided Visits may be scheduled Tuesday – Friday. These tours allow you and your class to visit NHM on your own. A Museum staff person will greet your group upon arrival and provide an orientation to the museum.

A minimum of one adult per ten students is required. One adult per five students is preferred.

Please plan to divide your class into small groups (no larger than ten) while visiting. Each group needs to have at least one adult leader.

Activity Guides are available upon request. Guides are designed for both elementary and high school audiences and increase students’ learning experience in the museum. If you are interested in using an Activity Guide, please let us know when you schedule the program.

Current Activity Guides:

General Activity Guides are available for both elementary and high school audiences and provide a focused touring experience.  The following Activity Guides are available for students in grades 2 – 6:

  1. People and Places (focused on significant local people, events, and landscape)
  2. Travel and Industry (focused on the transportation revolution)
  3. New Haven and Industrialization (focused on local inovations of the nineteenth century.
  4. History Detectives Kits (filled with clues and questions to lead in the discovery of exciting facts about New Haven history)

For pricing and scheduling information, please visit our group tours area.

To view our event calendar, click here.

Upcoming Events

Events on August 20, 2017
Pardee-Morris House Open
Starts: 12:00 pm
Ends: August 20, 2017 - 4:00 pm
Location: 325 Lighthouse Rd, New Haven, CT 06512, USA
In-Season Talk: "The Role of Herbs in an early American Household"
Starts: 2:00 pm
Ends: August 20, 2017 - 3:00 pm
Location: Season Talk: Herbal Teas
Events on August 21, 2017
New Haven Museum CLOSED
Starts: 10:00 am
Ends: August 21, 2017 - 5:00 pm


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