Adult / Senior Group Programs

NHM offers Self-Guided Visits, Guided Tours and Slide Lectures for adult group visitors. Groups may choose one type of program or combine two for a more complete experience.


Adult groups are welcome to schedule a visit to explore the museum galleries on their own.  A museum staff person will greet your group upon arrival and provide an orientation.

Self-Guided Visits are available Tuesday – Friday from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM.


The following tours are available at the New Haven Museum.  All programs are available Tuesday – Friday from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM.  Program may also be scheduled on limited Mondays, Saturdays and evenings.

Tours range from 45 – 60 minutes in length and can accommodate groups of up to 25.  Larger groups will need to schedule more than one tour.

General Museum Tour This tour introduces visitors to New Haven’s rich history and spends time in each of the primary exhibition galleries.
New Haven Illustrated Gallery Tour Travel through New Haven history from first settlement in 1638 through the early 20th century.
Cinque Lives Here
Gallery Tour
This tour tells the story of the Amistad using maps, artifacts and documents to describe the events and individuals.
New Haven’s Maritime HeritageGallery Tour Ship paintings, portraits, models, maps and artifacts highlight the trades and industries that are a part of New Haven’s exciting maritime history.
Special Exhibition Tours Tours are available for our changing exhibitions.  Please call to find out about current offerings.


Outreach visits are also available.  NHM staff will bring a slide lecture to your site. These visits are available Tuesday – Friday from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM.  Program may also be scheduled on limited Mondays, Saturdays and evenings.

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

To view our event calendar, click here.

Click here for Program Request Information

For more information or to book a program, please contact Amy Durbin, Director of Education,
at (203) 562-4183 ext. 111 or

Upcoming Events

Events on March 4, 2021
Zoom Program: Yale Needs Women: How the First Group of Girls Rewrote the Rules of an Ivy League Giant
Starts: 6:00 pm
Ends: March 4, 2021 - 7:00 pm
Location: NHM Zoom
Events on March 8, 2021
Starts: 12:00 am
Ends: March 9, 2021 - 12:00 am


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