NEW HAVEN – The Yale Peabody Museum will welcome "a walking, talking humongous beast" from 10 a.m. to 4p.m. August 23, at its sixth annual end-of-summer free admission day at 170 Whitney Ave., according to a release.
"Jess the mastodon, on day leave from her regular digs at Hole in the Wall Theatre in New Britain where she’s starring in 'The Impracticality of Modern-Day Mastodons,' an off-beat comedy by award-winning Connecticut playwright Rachel Teagle about ambition, vocation and impractical beasts," the release said.
"Starting at 11 a.m., Jess will hold court in the mammal hall for two to three hours with an even more humongous beast: “The Otisville Mastodon,” an 11,000-year-old male mastodon skeleton discovered in 1882 in Otisville, New York. Visitors will learn about mastodons and how childhood dreams really can come true. Jess is very friendly and will be happy to pose for photographs too."
Further, "Puppeteer Betty Baisden has created a show based on the Museum’s featured exhibition, Tiny Titans: Dinosaur Eggs and Babies called 'What Do You Do with a Baby Dinosaur?'" It will be performed at 11 a.m. and noon and feature Roxi Fox in her newest adventure: finding the parents of a lost and hungry baby dinosaur, the release said.
"Tiny Titans, on view through August 31, features over 150 eggs, embryos, hatchlings and nests from both dinosaurs and modern day birds. Together with fine artwork and interactive computer modules, they depict dinosaur family life."
Free parking is available in the Peabody lot and adjacent Yale lots. The entrance is one block north of the Museum at the intersection of Whitney and Humphrey Streets.
Photo is by: Arienne Davey
The Yale Peabody Museum: Hours are Monday -Saturday 10 to 5, Sundays noon to 5. Regular admission is $9 adults, $8 seniors 65+, and $5 for ages 3-18 and college students with I.D. Children under age 3 are always free. Admission is free Thursdays 2 to 5 p.m., from September to June. The Museum is closed six days of the year: January 1, Easter, July 4, Thanksgiving, December 24 & 25. Visit www.peabody.yale.edu or call the Infotape at 203-432-5050 for additional information.
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