Self-Guided Tours

Conduct your own self-guided visit any time of year 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 619.255.0349.

Days: Daily from 9:30 AM–4:30 PM 
Fee: $6/student; $8/additional chaperone (required chaperones at no charge; 1:8 Pre-K-8th grade or 1:12 9th-12th)
Group size: 10 students minimum

Note: 3D films are an additional $2/person (students, required chaperones, and additional chaperones).
General self-guided visits do not include special exhibitions. Find more information regarding visits to Maya: Hodden Worlds Revealed here.

Evolution in San Diego

Where is evidence for the theory of evolution found right here in the San Diego region? Learn how the fossil record provides clues to the dramatic changes in our environment and plant and animal species over 75 million years. Guide your students through the Fossil Mysteries exhibition as they explore the concepts of mass extinctions, natural selection, and “survival of the fittest.” Students will complete a self-guided field journal.

Field Journal pdf

Teacher's Guide pdf

Fee: included in Museum admission