School Programs

COVID-19 Update

The Nat will not be taking reservations for in-Museum classes, field trips, or outreach visits for the 2020-2021 school year at this time. We look forward to offering alternative programming in the near future, please check back in September. Please visit our current education resources

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.

Field Trips

Experiment in our learning labs! Explore our exhibits! Discover treasures in behind-the-scenes-tours! Learning opportunities are facilitated by museum educators, docents and scientists. More.

Register for your Program

Do you already know what you’d like to book? Reservations are required for all group visits and classes. Click here to register.

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.

Are you a Title 1 School?

Museum Access Funds are available for qualified Title I schools to help support Field Trips and Classes at Your School. For availability, call the Education Department at 619.255.0349.

Educator Night

Educator Appreciation Night is an annual event to thank local educators for their service. Educators can enjoy a catered dinner, check out our exhibitions, learn about museum programs, and meet our education staff, docents, NATuralists, and Canyoneers. Events are typically held in November, with registration beginning in October. Check back for details.