School Programs

We invite schools to explore the Museum as part of a self-guided visit and/or an in-museum class, but are not offering Docent-led exhibition tours or classes at your school at this time (please check back later). When you do visit, please note that we follow the San Diego Unified School District COVID-19 protocol guidelines for school-based programs, which require that students, staff, and chaperones wear a mask at all times and try to maintain a minimum of 3 to 6 feet of social distancing. The district follows the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control and the California Department of Public Health.

Field Trips and In-Museum Experiences

Explore our exhibits with a self-guided tour. Or experiment in our learning labs and discover treasures in behind-the-scenes-tours facilitated by museum educators, docents, and scientists. More.

Classes at Your School

Museum adventures delivered straight to your classroom! Classes offered for Pre-K through fifth grade students are led by our knowledgeable museum docents. More.

Guided Nature Walks

This free program is made possible by generous funding from Subaru of America and the Canyoneers. For availability, call the Education Department at 619.255.0349. More.

Register for your Program

Let's take this to the next level. Reservations are required for all group visits and classes. Ready to book? Click here to register.

Are You a Title 1 School?

Museum Access Funds are available for qualified Title I schools to help support field trips, classes at your school, and teacher kits from the Nature to You Loan Program. Learn more, or call the Education Department at 619.255.0236 for availability.

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Additional Resources

Distance Learning

Whether you’re an educator, a caretaker, or a lifelong learner, enjoy our live programs, virtual field trips, pre-recorded classes, and more. Learn more.

Learning Resources

Visit our Learning Resources library to download free, grade-appropriate lesson plans and activities, or just get inspired. Learn more.