You have not known choice and opportunity like this. Outside of the classroom, EXPLO at Yale offers a wealth of activities, athletics, main events, and additional opportunities that will further peak your interests and spark your curiosity.
EXPLO at Yale offers more than 40 fantastic trips each session, allowing you to explore locations throughout New York City and the New England area. Weekend trips are focused on cultural, educational, and recreational activities, including sightseeing, theater trips, and outdoor adventures. All residential students attend weekend trips, and although day students are not required to attend weekend trips, we highly encourage them to participate. Many trips are available to all students. However, trips are limited in size due to location or the necessity of reserving space in advance.
"The variety of main events and trips gave me the freedom to choose my own preferences - and to have loads of fun. EXPLO has given me a great opportunity to become more self-sufficient, and explore so many 'first-time' things for myself."
Jacob F., EXPLO Alum
"I've gone to a Paw Sox game, a film tour, and on a Chelsea food tour in SoHo. So I've really got to see a lot places and a lot of New York, and those are just completely different places than where I'm from."
Claire H., EXPLO Alum
"EXPLO has been an extraordinary opportunity to develop decision making and independence in a safe, supportive environment."
Petya M., Parent, EXPLO 360 at Yale
Past trips have included:
Metropolitan Museum of Art
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Yankees and Red Sox Baseball
In addition to our regular weekend trips, we also have some special overnight trips that require sign up before the summer begins. This summer we are offering the following overnight trips:
Boston, Massachusetts – Overnight Trip ($360)
First Session: July 1 – July 2, 2017
Second Session: July 22 – July 23, 2017
This weekend will give you the opportunity to experience some of the most exciting highlights of “Beantown.” You will get to know Boston on a Duck Tour in an authentic, renovated World War II amphibious landing vehicle that will carry you through the streets of Boston and into the Charles River. You will also visit the historic Faneuil Hall and its expansive shopping area, the Faneuil Hall Marketplace, and dine at the Hard Rock Cafe before venturing out on a beautiful sunset cruise along the Boston Harbor. Glimpse into Boston’s past when you visit the Boston Massacre site and take a walk through history on the Freedom Trail. Other not-to-be-missed Boston sites include the Museum of Science, the Bunker Hill monument, and the New England Aquarium.
Washington D.C. – Overnight Trip ($455)
First Session: Friday, July 7 – Sunday, July 9, 2017
Second Session: Friday, July 28 – Sunday, July 30, 2017
This two-night trip to Washington, D.C. will give you an exciting taste of our nation’s capital. You will arrive Friday evening and dine family style at Buca di Beppo before heading out for a night tour of several monuments, including the newly dedicated memorial to Martin Luther King, Jr. During the weekend, you’ll visit Capitol Hill, the Library of Congress, the Supreme Court, the White House, and one of the Smithsonian Museums. Visit the memorial to beloved President Franklin D. Roosevelt, and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Saturday night, you’ll head to Old Arlington for a taste of southern comfort food. Make a final stop at the United States Holocaust Museum before heading back to Yale on Sunday evening.
Customized by age and interest, EXPLO champions rigor with playfulness because we believe deep learning doesn’t mean boring and doesn’t require formality. In fact, we know that when children and teens are at ease and having fun, they are more willing to take intellectual and creative risks that lead to greater learning and accomplishment.
We believe giving kids opportunities to develop their creativity, a sense of camaraderie, and intellectual daring gives them a head start – not only on achievement but on something more – lifelong happiness.
As we like to say: EXPLO is what school would be if school was always awesome.