Education Resources

Exhibition Guides

Looking for more in-depth information on our exhibitions? Exhibition educator guides provide detailed background information, pre and post-visit activities, suggested reading material, and additional resources to make you feel like an expert during your visit. More.

Check out a Specimen

Inspire your students with specimens from the Nature to You Loan Library.  Members have access to more than 1,300 specimens representing the plant, animal, and geologic diversity of southern California, Baja California, and beyond. More.

Videos produced by theNAT

Join us as we take you behind the scenes of the Museum, out in the field with our researchers, or along for the ride as we explore nature at its best. View videos.

Explore the Region

San Diego is known for its incredibly diverse terrain, ranging from the beaches and chaparral near the coast, to the mountains and the desert farther afield. The Explore the Region from Coast to Cactus website offers users an easy way to journey through coastline, mountains, and deserts, to learn more about San Diego’s amazing diversity of plant and animal life.


Nature Bytes Video Library

Created by Henry M. Shenkman, a beloved member of the Museum family, these easily digestible three-minute videos deliver content on natural history topics in an engaging way. More.

Are you a Title 1 school?

Resources are available for qualified Title I schools to help support your field trip or outreach program. More.