Team Experience Builder

Designed for Yale managers of staff, Team Experience Builder makes it easy for you to book unique tours, find resources for your next team meeting or town hall, and explore other events and venues across campus and in the local community. Events and resources will change seasonally, so bookmark this site and check back frequently.

Team Experience Builder has been featured in Yale University Art Gallery’s Fall 2023 newsletter and in YourYale News.

Celebrating our first year!

Check out this infographic to see how, over the last year, Team Experience Builder has helped managers create meaningful moments with their teams.

Book an Experience

Around every corner, Yale offers unique experiences. Creating your next team-building event is as easy as 1-2-3.

Current Offerings

Check out featured offerings below and click “All offerings” to view a full list of options for you and your team. The experience you book will be exclusively for your team. Want to pair your tour with a meal or happy hour? Consider these “local eats.”

  • Yale Repertory Theatre.

    David Geffen School of Drama & Yale Repertory Theatre Tour

    Beginning at the University Theatre, this walking tour will follow the path of a physical production, from a designer’s vision to the stage.

  • Journey to the Cushing Center

    Explore this remarkable collection, which provides a glimpse into the history of neurological medicine from its beginning and lets your team get hands-on with unique resources and artifacts.

  • Payne Whitney Gymnasium Tour

    Get behind-the-scenes access to Payne Whitney Gymnasium. You’ll explore a multitude of athletic facilities and spaces and learn more about Yale’s rich athletic history.

Resource Hub

More ways to connect and celebrate! Tap into volunteer opportunities, events, and local venues to help build a great team outing. Set aside time to recognize team members and download engaging content for your next team meeting or town hall.

Children sitting in a circle.

Volunteer Together

National Volunteer Week is April 21-27. It’s the perfect time to get together as a team and give back. Why not celebrate Earth Day and Arbor Day by exploring options like Save the Sound, Rock to Rock Day of Environmental Service, or volunteer to help plant trees for staff recognition on April 16.

Check out previous spotlights: LEAP (Leadership, Education and Athletics in Partnership), United Way, Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen, and Habitat for Humanity.

The Well.

Local Eats

Treat your team to something delicious and nutritious. Take a smoothie break or catch up over lunch at one of these local spots:

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Sample Invitation

Here’s some sample text you can customize and use to invite your team to your upcoming team building event.

Include the details for the event you’ve booked; simply delete what doesn’t apply. Once you’ve edited, cut and paste the copy into an Outlook calendar invitation, and hit Send.

Team meeting around a table

Meeting Content

Weave these fun activities and timely reminders into your next team meeting.

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Staff Appreciation

Recognize staff in ways that are meaningful to them.

Group photo of staff on a tour.

Additional Events

Searching for ideas for your next team get together? Visit the calendar of events to explore what’s happening across campus and in the community, including both in-person and virtual offerings.

From special exhibitions to concerts, movies to lectures, there’s always something happening here at Yale!


Team Experience Builder was designed to make it easier for managers of Yale staff to create meaningful moments with their teams. Managers can use the site to book team outings, find resources for team meetings or town halls, and explore other events and venues across campus and in the local community.

Team Experience Builder was created for managers of Yale staff, to make it easier for them to tap into unique experiences and resources on campus and in the community when planning team outings or meetings.

The Team Experience Builder will be updated periodically with new tours, events, and resources. Watch Managers’ Essentials for updates and check the Team Experience Builder website frequently.

Yes, when you book a tour, you reserve that time for just you and your team. It’s a chance to have some dedicated “team time” to explore new spaces and have some fun!

These tours are available at no cost to you.

Reach out to the contact for your tour. You can find their name and contact information in the confirmation email you received when you booked the event. You can also reach out to for tour contact details. Please include “Team Experience Builder” in the subject line of your email.

While we can only offer a limited number of tours directly through Team Experience Builder, we’re happy to help connect you with tour resources across campus. Reach out to Internal Communications at Please include “Team Experience Builder” in the subject line of your email.

Team building events should be inclusive, with all members of your team invited to attend. Participation in team events should be encouraged but not required.

For questions about specific tours, please reach out to the contact listed for that tour. For all other questions, contact Internal Communications at Please include “Team Experience Builder” in the subject line of your email.

What People Are Saying

Our team had the absolute privilege and delight of joining Semente on a tour of three objects at the Yale Art Gallery. Not only did we see these objects in a new way by hearing each other’s perspectives, but we got to see each other in a new way too. Our whole team would highly recommend this experience to everyone at Yale!
— Rebecca Rowley, Yale Center for Clinical Investigation

Tour: Team Building at the Yale Art Gallery

Thank you to all who made our team-building experience possible. It was super simple to schedule and my team loved it even more than they thought they would! A huge shout out to Semente who gave us the most engaging and informative tour.
— Chris Seager, Office of Development, Reunion Giving

Tour: Team Building at the Yale Art Gallery

The site was easy to use, the tour offerings are great, and my team really enjoyed our tour of the library. Really impressed with and thankful for this opportunity.
— Kate Zanzucchi, Yale Press

Tour: Explore Yale University’s Libraries


I’m excited to see how our managers use Team Experience Builder to tap into the incredible resources ‘around every corner’ here at Yale, so they can create those moments that matter with their teams.
— John Whelan, Vice President, Human Resources

Why Engagement Matters

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Feedback/Contact Us

We’d love to hear your feedback and suggestions. Share your comments with us.

If you have a question that’s not answered in our FAQs, please reach out to Internal Communications at