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Field Trip Information

Request a field trip here.

Educational programming at the Museum includes field trips, outreach to the classroom, educational loans, and online content. The most common way we serve students in our community is through field trips.

Field Trips are carefully designed to meet the interests, developmental and age level, and academic connections to all learners.  Programs have been developed paying close attention to the Next Generation Science Standards with particular emphasis on Scientific and Engineering Practices.

What you need to know:

Scholarships are available to schools that demonstrate an economic need. Most schools qualify based on their schools’ population that is eligible for FRL. Transportation scholarships are also available. A minimum of 55 students per bus is required for scholorship. 

Heritage Park is available for picnics before or after your program. The park has bathrooms, drinking fountains, covered pavilions, a small play ground, desert garden and grassy area. Reserving the park is recommended, but not required.

Not a school? Field trips are also available for groups of 10 of more people. Advanced reservations are required. The group discount is ½ price. Request a field trip here.

Remember: K-12 Teachers are always free at the Museum

Just show your Teacher I.D.

More information? Pam Thomas: pthomas1@interact.ccsd.net  or education@lvnhm.org

Field Trip Programs:

Learning Safari

  • Offered to Pre-K through 5th grade (themes are grade-banded)
  • Offered Monday through Friday at 9:30am and 11:00am (the Museum cannot adjust schedule for late arrivals)
  • Length of program is 90 minutes
  • Cost is $3.00 per student, but scholarships are available
  • Adults and teachers are free (up to a maximum number of chaperones per grade level)
    • Pre-k to K ratio is 5:1
    • 1st to 2nd ratio is 7:1
    • 3rd to 8th ratio is 10:1
  • Includes a guided educational experience through four galleries (galleries are chosen based on grade level and theme)
  • Maximum number of students per field trip is 140

There are three themes for the Learning Safari:

Pre-K and Kindergarten 

I Spy the Natural World

This theme introduces and practices early science skills such as observation, compare and contrast, early math, and others. This program also supports receptive language skills, cognitive skills and even motor skills.

Grades 1–2

Homes and Habitats

This theme introduces students to animals living in a variety of habitats, ecosystems and biomes. The goal of this experience is to emphasize both the commonalities of animal homes and also the great diversity.  Higher level thinking skills are practiced through carefully constructed progressions for content delivery through dialogue with students.

 

Grades 3-5

Animal Adaptations

This theme tasks students with interpreting the adaptations for animals all over the world and evaluating how they survive in their environment. Higher level thinking is used to make students investigate, analyze, and evaluate the strengths and challenges of a variety of adaptations.

Science Sleuths – Fossil Stories

Fossil Stories is a program designed for older students in which they discover past worlds by investigating fossil evidence. This program combines a gallery experience with a Museum classroom lab experience.

  • Offered to 5th and 6th grade students
  • Offered Monday through Friday at 9:30am and 11:00am (the Museum cannot adjust schedule for late arrivals)
  • Length of program is 90 minutes
  • Costs is $4.00 per student, but scholarships are available
  • Adults and teachers are free (up to a maximum number of chaperones, 10:1)
  • Includes a guided educational experience through three galleries + lab experience
  • Maximum number of students per field trip is 60

Science Sleuths – Ancient Egypt

In this program students investigate the life of the Ancient Egyptians. Through simulation and role play activities students discover the social dynamics of past civilizations, as well as timeless legacies that have endured for thousands of years.

  • Offered to 6th - 8th grade students
  • Offered Monday through Friday at 9:30am and 11:00am (the Museum cannot adjust schedule for late arrivals)
  • Length of program is 90 minutes
  • Costs is $4.00 per student, but scholarships are available
  • Adults and teachers are free (up to a maximum number of chaperones, 10:1)
  • Includes a guided educational experience in the Ancient Egypt Gallery + lab experience
  • Maximum number of students per field trip is 60