Once you’ve selected from the classes listed below please register online by clicking here or clicking the “Request Your Visit” button below the program.
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: $11 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.
Why do natural history museums collect so much stuff? Learn how we organize, preserve, and use collections of specimens to further our knowledge about the ecology and evolution of life on this planet. Students will receive a brief introduction to collections-based research from a Museum curator before dividing into groups for a behind-the-scenes guided tour of different research collections. The experience concludes with students regrouping for a facilitated discussion on the different collections visited.
Fee: $14 per student.
Group size: 45 students per 2-hour class (20 student minimum).
Chaperones: We require a 1:20 faculty to student ratio, but will allow up to a 1:12 ratio. Faculty receive free general admission.