City and region

New Haven has several shopping and dining options on Chapel Street, where the Center is located, and a few blocks away on Broadway. Please check with individual businesses for more information about adjusted hours and availability due to COVID-19 precautions.


The Center does not offer on-site dining, but Atticus Bookstore and Cafe may be found on the ground level and Harvest Wine Bar and Restaurant offers seasonal outdoor seating in a lower-level exterior courtyard. Many more more dining options can be found within walking distance of the museum.

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Dozens of award-winning restaurants energize the downtown area, and local boutiques and retail shops, including the Center’s Museum Shop, offer a wide variety of merchandise, including handmade and fine jewelry, books, designer clothes, activewear, beauty products, and artisanal foods. Additional restaurants and merchants are located on the ground level of the Center, including Derek Simpson Goldsmith, Froyo World, and The Juice Box.

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Yale Arts

With two major art museums, a critically acclaimed repertory theater, state-of-the-art concert halls, and world-renowned Schools of Architecture, Art, Drama, and Music, Yale University is an internationally recognized center for the visual and performing arts.

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Local and Regional Resources

Visit Info New Haven to learn why the city is home to so many cultural and historical marvels. Nearly every street in downtown New Haven offers visitors the opportunity to peruse impressive collections of world and local art, learn about New Haven’s deep-rooted history, and experience one-of-a-kind performances first hand.

The Connecticut Art Trail is a nationally recognized partnership between eighteen world-class museums and historic sites, created to promote Connecticut’s rich cultural assets as part of a travel experience.

Visit CT is your official state tour guide, bringing you the best of Connecticut’s outdoor adventures, romantic retreats, family-fun activities, and cultural attractions.