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Apply for a Bus Scholarship!

We are offering Bus Scholarships to Title One Schools in Los Angeles County which have been unable to visit the Museum for over a year!

1. Fill out the application.

2. After you hear back from us, request a visit.

3.  Schedule a bus using the information provided with your award.

To apply click here!

Field Trips on the Metro!

Need a ride?

Don't qualify for a bus scholarship? Check out the Metro! The Transit Education Team is now offering the Student Field Trip Program, which provides access to 20 approved destinations - including the Natural History Museum!

Click here to learn more!

Our Exhibits Meet State Standards!

Our diorama halls are just one place where teachers and chaperones can meet State Standards! To download easy-to-use field trip guides that are aligned with Standards.
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Contact NHM School Programs

info@nhm.org

(213) 763-3529

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Suggested Itineraries

There is a lot to explore at the Museum and only a couple of hours to do it in! To help manage your time, we made these itinerares to help you plan your day and suggest Program and Exhibit requests.


Wild Adventures

Preschool

What kinds of things do we find in nature?

Must-See Spots

  1. African Mammal Hall, Level 1
  2. Bird Hall, Level 2
  3. Discovery Center, Level 2

Suggested Reservations

  • Butterfly or Spider Pavilion (Spring, Summer and early Fall)
  • Windows into Nature (Fall and Winter)
  • Encounters Jr. (Spring)

Wild Adventures

Kindergarten

What are similarities and differences between people and animals?

Must-See Spots

  1. North American Mammal Hall, Level 1
  2. Discovery Center, Level 2
  3. Bird Hall, Level 2

Suggested Reservations

  • Butterfly Pavilion or Spider Pavilion (Spring, Summer and early Fall)
  • Windows into Nature (Fall and Winter)
  • Encounters Jr. (Spring)

Location! Location! Location!

First Grade

From what kinds of places do plants and animals get food, water and shelter?

Must-See Spots

  1. African Mammal Hall, Level 1
  2. Marsh, Level 2
  3. Rainforest, Level 2

Suggested Reservations

  • Butterfly Pavilion or Spider Pavilion (Spring - early Fall)
  • Windows into Nature (Fall and Winter)
  • Encounters Jr. (Spring)

Fossil Finders

Second Grade

What can fossils tell us about ancient life?

Must-See Spots

  1. Age of Mammals, Level 1
  2. Giant Ammonite, Level 2
  3. Dino Lab, Level 2

Suggested Reservations

  • Dinosaur Hall (September - June)
  • Fossil Detectives (Fall and Winter)
  • Encounters (September - June)

Amazing Adaptations

Third Grade

How do animal bodies help them survive in their home?

Must-See Spots

  1. Discovery Center, Level 2
  2. Bird Hall, Level 2
  3. Age of Mammals, Level 1

Suggested Reservations

  • Dinosaur Hall (September - June)
  • Butterfly or Spider Pavilion (Spring - early Fall)
  • Natural Discoveries (Fall and Winter)

Waves, Wind, Water & Ice

Fourth Grade

What processes sculpture the earth?

Must-See Spots

  1. Gem and Mineral Hall, Level 1
  2. African Mammal Hall, Level 1
  3. North American Mammal Hall, Level 1

Suggested Reservations

  • Dinosaur Hall (September - June)
  • Natural Discoveries (Fall and Winter)

Heading West

Fifth Grade

How did westward expansion change the cultural and environmental landscape?

Must-See Spots

  1. Gem and Mineral Hall (Gold Rush section), Level 1
  2. Becoming L.A., Level 1 (Opening 2013)
  3. California History, Ground Floor

Suggested Reservations

  • Natural Discoveries (Fall and Winter)

Quake, Rattle n' Roll

Sixth Grade

How do plate tectonics shape life on our planet?

Must-See Spots

  1. Gem and Mineral Hall, Level 1
  2. North American Mammal Hall, Level 1
  3. Age of Mammals, Level 1

Suggested Reservations

  • Dinosaur Hall (September - June)
  • Natural Discoveries (Fall and Winter)

Evolutionary Explosion

Seventh Grade

What propels adaptation and speciation over time?

Must-See Spots

  1. Age of Mammals, Level 1
  2. African Mammal Hall, Level 1
  3. Bird Hall, Level 2

Suggested Reservations

  • Dinosaur Hall (September - June)
  • Butterfly or Spider Pavilion (Spring - early Fall)
  • Natural Discoveries (Fall and Winter)

Natural Inspired

Eighth Grade

How does nature spark creativity in our world?

Must-See Spots

  1. Rotunda (Mezzanine), Level 1
  2. Bird Hall (Near Rainforest), Level 2
  3. Visible Vault, Level 2

Suggested Reservations

  • Butterfly Pavilion or Spider Pavilion (Spring - early Fall)
  • Natural Discoveries (Fall and Winter)

Sphere Pressure

High School Biology

What affects ecology and drives natural selection on our planet?

Must-See Spots

  1. Age of Mammals, Level 1
  2. North American Mammal Hall, Level 1
  3. Bird Hall, Level 2

Suggested Reservations

  • Dinosaur Hall (September - June)
  • Butterfly or Spider Pavilion (Spring - early Fall)
  • Natural Discoveries (Fall and Winter)