Peabody@Home: Online Digital Resources

Welcome to Peabody@Home, your hub for digital resources, educational tools, and interesting online curiosities of the Peabody Museum!

The Peabody is your neighborhood museum, changing the way you see the world. We encourage the curious and invite explorers of all ages to search our collections and engage with our programs. Our doors may be closed right now, but we’re opening windows into the many digital resources available here at the Peabody and across the internet.

We will be adding to Peabody@Home regularly and welcome your feedback and suggestions. Our goal is to offer you and your family resources that entertain, inspire, and provide meaningful opportunities to discover more about the world we share.


Peabody at Home



Peabody@Home Activities

Yale Peabody Museum Coloring Book

Teacher Resources

At-Home Lesson Plans & Activities

Paleo-Knowledge Bowl: Online Edition
See how you compare against the 4th, 5th and 6th graders who would have been competing in Paleo Knowledge Bowl XXII!

Peabody Webinars

Spinosaurus: The First Swimming Predatory Dinosaur
A newly discovered fossil from the Moroccan desert has challenged the long-held belief that predatory dinosaurs were mainly land animals. Yale paleontologist Matteo Fabbri describes how he and other researchers collaborated on this find and new research.

Illustrating Science
Scientific illustration explains complex ideas that often cannot be shown with a photograph. Elissa Sorojsrisom shares her multi-step process for illustrating an extinct horseshoe crab, a fossil echinoderm, and the microstructure of bat wings.

The Lost Landmass Under Our Feet: Uncovering the Dinosaurs of Appalachia - New this week!
Yale undergraduate researcher Chase Brownstein explores the bizarre and neglected dinosaur species that lived in what is now eastern North America.

On the Nature, Ecology, and Evolution of Egg Color - New this week!
Jasmina Wiemann, PhD candidate in Yale's Earth & Planetary Science Department, will explore color in both bird and dinosaur eggs using specimens from the Peabody’s collections to learn about the evolution of nesting and parental care in dinosaurs.

Peabody Specimen Spotlights

Specimen Spotlight: Menoceras
Listen to Dr. Chris Norris tell you about a pig-sized rhino that once populated Nebraska.

Specimen Spotlight: Fossil Squid
Learn about one of the most remarkable specimens in our collection. This 150-million-year-old fossil squid still retains a visible ink sac and helped scientists discover the color patterns of ancient dinosaurs.

Specimen Spotlight: Cuneiform Tablet
Klaus Wagensonner reveals the secrets of one particular tablet in the Yale Babylonian Collection while demonstrating how ancient scribes created cuneiform symbols.

Specimen Spotlight: Giant Sea Scorpion - New this week!
We'll take you from quarry to exhibit with the largest eurypterid specimen ever found. These giant sea scorpions were once plentiful in Earth's oceans until going extinct 250 million years ago. Dr. Susan Butts details how fossil discoveries are transformed from chunks of rock to fascinating gallery displays.

Video Activity Lessons

Let's Hear it for the Ears!—Video Lesson and Activity
Make your own wearable pair of animal ears, learn about the differences between the ways predator and prey animals hear, and create a sound-map!

Walking in the Steps of Dinosaurs
Learn about dinosaur footprints and how to make them at home!

Dinosaur Color Clues - New this week!
Learn a fun, new dino-craft you can do at home, and hear how scientists are figuring out what color dinosaurs were in real life. We'll also teach you how you can use your imagination to make your dinosaur coloring book projects come alive.

Curious about Invertebrates?

Invertebrate Beach Bingo
Headed to the beach? Play a round of invertebrate bingo with the creatures you encounter. Use these cards to ID all the animals you find and be the first to get a Beach Bingo!

Research stories from the Invertebrate Zoology Collection

IZ Stories
More research stories from IZ!

Virtual Microscopy
We supplied the specimens and the microscopes!

CreatureCasts and other videos from curator Casey Dunn

Natural History in your Neighborhood

Amphibians and Reptiles of CT
Learn all the local frog calls!

Citizen Science projects open to all

Beyond Your Back Door
A new, nature appreciation blog from the Peabody’s Education Coordinator, Jim Sirch

FrogWatch U.S.A.
Register with our partner, the Maritime Aquarium, for a free, virtual training session and start contributing to national frog research.

Journey North
Citizen science opportunities, including projects tracking hummingbird and monarch butterfly migration

Other Fun Stuff

Yale Peabody Museum Collections Search
Explore millions of specimens in our catalog!

Time Lapse of Great Hall Renovation
Watch our iconic hall get disassembled earlier this year!

David Friend Hall Virtual Tour
Relax and enjoy a signature Yale Peabody experience

Peabody Images for your Zoom Background
Use a Peabody photo for your next digital meeting or social-distanced happy hour.

All About Trees
Celebrate Connecticut's trees with these tree activities!