New Haven is a thriving metropolitan center located on the Connecticut coast.
Education, social activities, arts and culture, manufacturing, commerce, corporate enterprises and world-class health care all flourish in New Haven, the Elm City. New Haven provides a wealth of high learning and cultural amenities to residents, visitors and students from across the globe from its rich history of fine colleges and universities. Arriving in 1716, Yale University established itself as an important academic and cultural influence. Yale, in addition to its unsurpassed undergraduate and graduate programs, maintains the Peabody Museum, which features informative and entertaining anthropology and dinosaur exhibits.
Yale's exciting natural history museum is the only museum in Connecticut with fossil dinosaur material on permanent display. New Haven is also home to the Yale Center for the British Art. This museum boasts of the most comprehensive collection of British art outside the United Kingdom.
Additional art venues around the city include downtown's Shubert Theater, Southern Connecticut State University, Albertus Magnus College and the University of New Haven, plus nearby Quinnipiac University also offer galleries, traveling art displays, science shows, enrichment and learning opportunities. The Audubon Arts District is where culture abounds on quite Audubon Street with a variety of galleries including Artspace.