Field Trips

We invite schools to explore the Museum as part of a self-guided visit, but are not offering guided exhibition tours, add-on programs, or classes at your school at this time. Please check back later.

Self-Guided Visit

Pre-K – 12th Grade
Conduct your own self-guided visit any time of year and discover the unique evolution and biodiversity of southern California and the peninsula of Baja California. Topics to explore with your group include: geology, paleontology, evolution, and ecology. Use our free Exhibition Educator Guides to complement your museum visit. Teachers may preview general admission exhibitions for free with valid identification. Self-Guided Visits do not include special exhibitions.

Fee: $8 per student
Group size: 10 student minimum
Chaperones: We require a 1:8 chaperone to student ratio, but will allow up to a 1:3 ratio. Chaperones receive free general admission.

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Add-on Programs: Classes and Tours

Want to dive deeper? The Nat offers educator-led classes, guided exhibition tours, and more. These additional activities enhance a visit, and cost only $1-2 extra per student (in addition to the $8/student self-guided visit). Click on your grade level to see what we offer.

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.