Behind the Scenes Tour at Yale School of Drama

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Yale School of Drama and Yale Repertory Theatre Staff will host two behind the scenes tours of their facilities on October 11th at 11:00am and 2:00pm.  The tours will start in front of the University Theatre, 222 York Street. (If it is raining, tours will start inside the lobby.) Guests will visit the University Theatre where Yale Rep’s production of “GIRLS” by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins is currently running; walk to and explore Yale Repertory Theater; and proceed to 149 York Street to tour the paint shop, where large scale walls, floor treatments, drops, and other set decorations are painted. Each tour will take one hour.

Tour of Wright Laboratory - the Portal to the Universe

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For years the Yale Wright Laboratory housed a landmark nuclear accelerator. Recently, Wright Lab was transformed into a state-of-the-art center to develop world-class research instrumentation to study neutrinos, dark matter, and the evolution of the Universe. Come for a tour of Yale’s newest “Portal to the Universe,” led by Wright Lab researchers and staff, and learn about how Wright Lab’s research is advancing the frontiers of fundamental physics by exploring the invisible Universe.

Please note that the tour begins at the front door of the lab (by the blue “”portal”” sculpture) and space is limited to the first 30 people who arrive.

The Women of Hillhouse Avenue – A Walking Tour

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Hillhouse Avenue is famous for its nineteenth century mansions, which hosted a lively civic, social and domestic life over much of its 200 + year history, documented by several of the women who lived there. Hear tales of the street’s culture and science, politics and philanthropy, including of Harriet Trumbull Silliman, Lucy Boardman and Barbara Bush. Discover the Arcadian vision of its early designers and why Charles Dickens described it as “The most beautiful street in America”, 151 years ago. Join New Haven Preservation Trust member, Channing Harris, and stroll through this historic landscape.

Hume Furniture Study Center Tour

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Tours of the new Leslie P. and George H. Hume American Furniture Study Center See more than 1,300 examples of American furniture and clocks from the 17th century to the present in this newly opened facility, as well as an outstanding collection of contemporary wood art.

Tours begin at 12:20. Space is limited.

Express shuttle service to West Campus leaves from the gallery at noon and return service departs West Campus at 1:30 p.m

Harkness Tower

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Soaring 216 feet tall, Harkness Tower is a Yale icon and home to the Yale Memorial Carillon.  Follow the spiral staircases up to the playing cabin of the tower to view the 54-bell carillon.  Members of the Guild of Carillonneurs will guide you through the tower and demonstrate a song.  We will host tours of Harkness Tower and the carillon. The tour visits our office level, both practice carillons, the playing cabin and surrounding balconies, but not the top of the tower. The guild member hosting will play one or two songs for the group on the real bells.  Tours will be offered every half hour beginning at 11:00 a.m. and concluding at 1:30 p.m.  (Note: Tours are limited to 15 people).   Learn more about the carillon.

Discover Mory's!

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A brief history and tour of Mory’s, a Yale tradition since 1849.

Tours will leave on the half hour between 11:00 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Gather in the lobby of Mory’s.

Tour of the Beinecke Library

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Beinecke Library staff will lead a special Founders Day tour, with insights into the history, architecture, mission, and collections of the library, as well as information on some of the great women who organized the library, contributed their collections, and/or are represented with their archives.

Landscaping with Native Plants Walk

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Join Peabody naturalists a and learn the importance of incorporating native plants into your landscape design. This informal walk and talk will look at the native plants surrounding Kroon Hall. We’ll discuss how native plants can reduce watering and maintenance and will benefit wildlife, including pollinators, at your home. Suitable for beginners or masters.

Yale Memorial Carillon

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Climb 100+ stairs to see the 54-bell Yale Memorial Carillon in Harkness Tower. Members of the Yale University Guild of Carillonneurs will be your guides and demonstrate the instrument.

Meet on Library Walk near High Street. Tours on the half hour 11:00-1:00pm

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