Things to Do

If you’re looking for fun things to do while you’re in New Haven, check out some of the following! All of the following activities are free unless otherwise noted.

Yale University Art Gallery Check out this great collection of art, which is free and open to the public.

Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library – See one of the world’s largest libraries for rare books and manuscripts. Check out the Gutenberg Bible while you’re here!

Yale Center for British Art – Both a public art museum and world-renowned research institute, the Yale Center for British Art houses the largest collection of British art outside the United Kingdom.

Yale Collection of Musical Instruments This collection houses almost 1,000 instruments across a wide range of centuries.

Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History – Explore some pretty cool exhibits, including the gorgeous David Friend Hall gem gallery. Free admission for Yale staff and students; otherwise, $13 adult intermission

East Rock Park – Enjoy a nice peaceful hike in East Rock Park and a scenic overview of New Haven.