View the largest and most comprehensive collection of British art outside of the United Kingdom at the Yale Center for British Art. Works on view include masterpieces by Joshua Reynolds, George Stubbs, Thomas Gainsborough, J.M.W. Turner, and John Constable, as well as major artists from Europe and America who lived and worked in Britain. Free.
Explore African art, American decorative arts, ancient art, and European art collections as well as special exhibitions, including “Sights and Sounds of Ancient Ritual” and “Seriously Funny: Caricature through the Centuries.” Free.
Take a trip into the past by visiting the museum’s permanent collection, which provides a record of the history of the Earth, its life, and its cultures, including “The Great Hall of Dinosaurs.” Also, explore the temporary exhibitions “The Artist’s Eye: Figurines of the Paleolithic” and “California Gold: Modern Marvels from the Golden State.” Tickets: $6-$13; free with Yale I.D.
Visit one of Yale’s most prominent buildings and the largest of all the Yale libraries. Completed in 1930, it was named for its benefactor, John William Sterling (Yale Class of 1864). The library currently houses approximately 4 million volumes on 16 floors of book stacks, as well as numerous departments, reading rooms, and exhibits. Free.
Browse the brains at the Cushing Center, which includes more than 400 specimen jars of patients’ brains and tumors, surgical illustrations, patient photographs, and memorabilia, as well as historical anatomical and medical materials. Free.