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Educator Appreciation Night at theNAT

School Programs

Welcome to the San Diego Natural History Museum’s School Programs! theNAT is dedicated to providing quality science education to students in our community. By focusing on Earth and Life Sciences, and adhering to California State Standards, our classes are led by Museum-trained Docents and professional educators who bring passion and enthusiasm for natural history to your students. With many classes and programs to choose from, e.g., “Read a Rock,” “Incredible Insects,” and the overwhelmingly popular “Autumn Harvest,” our educators and Docents work with students and share the actual specimens that are thousands and sometimes even millions of years old! Your students will get a hands-on, interactive lesson with the very Museum pieces and specimens that can be found in research collections

Programs are grade-specific and available for grade levels Pre-K to Grade 12.

Treasures in the dirt
Students loving the jade boulder in All That Glitters







Thursday, November 5, 2015, 4-7 PM

Come meet our Education staff and mingle with other educators throughout the county.  Dinner and drinks will be provided as well as a chance to win marvelous prizes.  All permanent exhibitions will be open, including our most recent addition, Coast to Cactus in Southern California.

Behind-the-scenes tours of our research departments will be available on a first come, first served basis. Explore the programs and resources we offer at the Museum as well as what we can bring to your school.  

We are pleased to offer the first 400 educators the opportunity to tour the traveling exhibition, Maya: Hidden Worlds Revealed that evening.

Register your class for a school program at this event and receive a discount.*

Click here to RSVP for Educator Appreciation Night  by October 29

As our way of thanking you, this event is free to all current educators in San Diego County.

4 PM       Registration at north entrance (near the fig tree)

4-7 PM    Dinner and drinks in the Atrium

               Tour exhibitions and learn about resources we offer

5-6 PM   Visit the Nature to You Loan Library

               Behind-the-scenes tours of our research departments

6:30 PM Prize drawings announced (must be present to win)

*Discount is not retroactive

Funded by:
James Hervey Johnson Charitable Education Trust
Price Philanthropies