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Hey, Homeschoolers!

Visit NHM on a day just for you!

We offer four Homeschool Days a year, so you can enjoy all the great things NHM has to offer without sharing the Museum with traditional school groups.


Excavating Our Past
Wednesday November 12, 2014


Fossil Fanatics
Thursday February 5, 2015


Bugs and Botany
Monday April 20, 2015


Art and Nature
Wednesday June 17, 2015





Download our Homeschool Day Info Page.

Who qualifies?

Any student receiving academic instruction at home for grades PreK (2 years old) through Grade 12 and his/her educators qualify for free admission on Homeschool Days. Proof of homeschooling is not required.

Do I need to pre-register?

Nope! Just come on one of the days listed above and check in with an NHM representative at the admissions desk. Be sure to let us know you are here for Homeschool Day to receive free admission.

How much does it cost?

General Admission to the Museum is free the whole day, and we offer limited free tickets to special exhibits such as the Spider and Butterfly Pavilion. However, please note that there is a fee for parking, and if we run out of free tickets for exhibits, you may choose to pay to attend.

How do I sign up for special exhibits or Guided Programming?

We offer access to special exhibits as well as Guided Programs in the mornings on Homeschool Day, for which tickets are necessary to help manage crowding and ensure the best possible experience. To pick up these tickets, check in with a School Programs representative at the South Entrance of the Museum when you arrive. These tickets are free and distributed first-come first-served.

Please note that regularly occurring Museum programming in the afternoons (such as tours and Nature Walks) do not require tickets.

What if I can't make it to a Homeschool Day?

Everyone receives free General Admission on Free Tuesdays! However, on Free Tuesdays we do not offer free admission to special exhibits or morning programming associated with Homeschool Days.

If you belong to a Homeschool network or association, you may also want to get a group together and book through our Group Sales department for a discounted rate.

Are there resources I can use during my visit?

Take a look at our Homeschool Day Info Page for parking information and general info about the day. For more specifics about each day, including specifics on programs, sign up to receive our Homeschool Day e-mail list using the form below.

You also may want to check out our free, downloadable Lesson Plans and Activities to see if there is anything that might integrate well with learning you are doing at home.


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Did You Know?

Homeschool Days also happen at the Page Museum at the La Brea Tar Pits!