San Diego Natural History Museum--Your Nature ConnectionSDNHM School Programs
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AT THE MUSEUM
Student group admission does not include the 3D film. 3D-film passes are $3 per person.

Gallery Investigations

Self-guided Visits
Available all year
Conduct your own self-guided visit and enjoy the Museum's exhibitions and films in the giant-screen theater. Curriculum materials are available for most exhibitions. Teachers may arrange to preview exhibitions by calling 619.255.0210.

Days: Daily from 9:30 AM–4:30 PM
Fee: $6 per student
Group size: 10 students minimum; one adult per eight students is required and admitted at no charge. Additional adults $8 each. (Note: 3D films are additional.)

Science Workshops

Autumn Harvest
Available September–January
What does it mean to hunt and gather? Step back in time! Grind acorns, pound yucca leaves for fibers, investigate hunting strategies, and find out if your students can match the ingenuity of California’s early Kumeyaay Indians.
California State Standards 1

Cetacean Sensation
Available February–March
Discover the power of whale chatter and what is on the menu for our marine cousins. Compare your teeth to whale teeth. Eat like a baleen whale. Build a whale to illustrate beneficial adaptations. Put your hand in “blubber” to feel how it insulates and protects whales from cold waters.
California State Standards 2

Amazing Arthropods
Available April–June
Come learn about your neighbors: the insects, arachnids, and a surprise backyard crustacean. Discover how arthropods use sight and smell to be such great survivors. Observe and discuss life cycles and touch a live specimen!
California State Standards 3

Days: Weekdays
Fee: $155 (includes General Admission to the Museum) for up to 25 students and four chaperones—additional students are $6 each and chaperones are $8 each
Times: 10 AM–11:30 AM and noon–1:30 PM. Some flexible scheduling available.
Group size: 25 students maximum per session


AT YOUR SCHOOL SITE

Young Naturalists

Mesozoic Mysteries
Available September–June
Take a pretend visit to the Mesozoic past. Discover what types of animals lived millions of years ago, what they ate, and how big some of these animals were. Touch a real dinosaur fossil. Describe and match fossils. Learn a song and make a “fossil” to take home.
California State Standards 4



Tidepool Wonders
Available September–June
Make a tide pool in your classroom. Sit on a felt rock and feel the tide washing in and out. Eat like a piddock and barnacle. Hold on, the way abalone and sea stars do, to keep from being pulled into the ocean. Make a tide pool craft to take home.
California State Standards 5



Cloud Science
Available September–June
Your students will “sit on clouds” and learn how to identify basic cloud types through song, art, and experiment. Students will be introduced to the water cycle by playing a game and will make a cloud craft they can take home.
California State Standards 6


Days: Weekdays
Fee: $155 per visit for two one-hour sessions; $65 for an additional session; same day, same room, same topic; limit three sessions per day
Times: Flexible
Group size: 20 students maximum per one-hour session




Ms. Frizzle’s™ Classroom Adventures
Available September–June
Meet Ms. Frizzle—Scholastic’s favorite science teacher. Enjoy a fun classroom experience. Take chances! Ask questions! And get smarter with the Frizz!


Ms. Frizzle Digging into Dinosaurs California State Standards 7

Bats are Beautiful! California State Standards 8

The Bee Olympics! California State Standards 9


Days: Weekdays
Fee: $275 for one 45-minute session; $300 for two sessions; $350 for three sessions
Group size: 60 students maximum per 45-minute session

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Science Workshops

Autumn Harvest Hits the Road
Available September–June
What does it mean to hunt and gather? Step back in time! Grind acorns, pound yucca leaves for fibers, investigate hunting strategies and find out if your students can match the ingenuity of California’s early Kumeyaay Indians.
California State Standards 1

Flora and Fauna
Available September–June
Learn how plants and animals get their jobs done by observing clues from our environment. Investigate nests, skulls, and other Museum specimens. Match seeds with their correct mode of travel. Participate in a “pollination play” and discover small secrets of the life around us.
California State Standards 10

Days: Weekdays
Fee: $210 for two 1.5-hour sessions, $80 for an additional session; same day, same room, same topic, limit three sessions per day
Times: Flexible
Group size: 25 students maximum per session

Museum on Wheels

Habitats of San Diego County

New! Desert
Available October–May
How do the plants and animals of the desert survive in such a dry environment? Using exhibits, puppets, and models, students will learn how plants and animals adapt to the desert habitat. Students will participate in songs, stories, and activities.


New! Ponds
Available October–May
Meet the creatures of the air, land, and water as they interact in the fresh water environment of the pond. Students will enjoy the use of exhibits, puppets, and models for hands-on learning including the metamorphosis of insects and frogs. Students will participate in songs, stories, and activities.

New! Oceans
Available October–May
The saltwater environment of marshes and ocean are an integral part of San Diego County. Students will learn how the animals and plants are so well-adapted to the saltwater environment. Students will enjoy the use of exhibits, puppets, and models for hands-on learning. Students will participate in songs, stories, and activities.

Days: Fridays
Fee: $155 per visit for two one-hour sessions; same day, same room, same topic.
Times: 9:30 and 10:45 AM
Group size: 20 students maximum per one-hour session

Incredible Insects
Available October–May
Program begins with an introduction to insects and arachnids. Students visit stations highlighting: Social Insects; Butterflies and Moths; Metamorphosis; Beetles; and Live Insects and Other Arthropods.
California State Standards 11

Days: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays
Fee: $155 per school visit for two one-hour sessions; same day, same room, same topic
Times: 9:30 and 10:45 AM
Group size: 30 students maximum per session