(702) 384–DINO (3466)
900 Las Vegas Blvd North
Las Vegas, NV 89101

Tour Tips

Education Programs

Las Vegas Natural History Museum

The Museum's education programs target Pre-K through 8th grade using a variety of topics including animal characteristics, habitats, adaptations, classification and basic scientific methods, and principles.  All field trip programs are aligned with the Nevada State Academic Standards.  Let us help you meet some of your curriculum goals.

You'll find valuable information about the Museum's field trips, outreaches, and teaching trunk program.  Also, find out what you'll need and how to reserve your museum education program.

Reservation Tips

Before contacting the Museum for a reservation, please remember to:

  • Check with your CCSD office manager and/or regional area ASC for transportation reservation deadlines
  • Check holiday and testing calendars
  • Have several alternative dates in case your first choice is already booked
  • Make your reservation with the Museum at least three weeks in advance for scheduling your preferred programs, dates, time slots, and buses

Making Reservations

CCSD: email pthomas1@interact.ccsd.net

Private Schools: email education@Lvnhm.org

Call 384-3466 x226

Visit www.lvnhm.org

You'll need to provide the Museum with the following information to make your reservation:

  • Your name
  • Your school's name
  • Approximate number of students
  • Approximate number of adults
  • Grade level
  • How many classes
  • Name of the program you are interested in
  • Dates and times you are hoping to schedule

When you make your reservation, please make note of special gallery requests, gift bags, or a visit to the Museum's gift shop.  The Museum may be unable to accommodate requests on the day of the field trip. 

Please see CCSD & PRIVATE SCHOOL GENERAL INFO & BOOKING for more detailed information regarding school group discounts, time slots, chaperones, payment, and scholarship information.

 CCSD Bus Transportation:

  • Order your bus(es) through your office manager
  • Email or call the Museum with your bus confirmation
  • If receiving bus reimbursement scholarship, email, or call with your school's cost center number and school pick-up and return times

Your field trip is not finalized until a CCSD bus confirmation is submitted to the Museum and if applicable, a school cost center number for bus reimbursement scholarship.  Buses are usually scheduled through your office manager.  You should also be able to obtain the bus confirmation and school cost center number from your office manager.   

What to Expect at Check-in

  • Buses may drop students off at the front or side of the building (pickup will be at the side entrance) Buses may need to drive around the block to park in the back parking loop
  • Groups that arrive early will be directed to wait in Heritage Park next to the Museum
  • Be prepared to leave labeled food and drink at the admissions desk, as they are not permitted in the Museum's galleries
  • Provide us with the number of people for each of these categories: students, adults (including teachers), and siblings.
  • If paying by cash, please have the money collected for the entire group prior to arrival for a speedy check-in and quicker start for your tour
  • You may be asked to put your students into groups (Example of possible groupings, 80 students = 3 groups, 110 students = 4 groups) Each group will have a Museum Guide.

Programs at a Glance

GRADE LEVEL

 FOR MORE SPECIFIC
INFORMATION SEE YOUR GRADE LEVEL  

*FIELD TRIP

CCSD
STUDENT
ADMISSION

*SCHOLARSHIP
AVAILABLE FOR QUALIFYING SCHOOLS

OUTREACH

TEACHING TRUNK(S)

PK-K

PK-K

Early Explorers- Animal Attributes

 $3

Yes

Yes

Yes

1st

1st & 2nd

Learning Safari- Homes & Habitats

 $3

Yes

Yes

Yes

2nd

1st & 2nd

Learning Safari- Homes & Habitats

 $3

Yes

Yes

Yes

3rd

3rd-5th

Learning Safari- Adaptations

 $3

Yes

Yes

Yes

4th

3rd-5th

Learning Safari- Adaptations

Science Sleuths- Bandana Survivor

 $3

 $4

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

5th

3rd-5th

Learning Safari- Adaptations

Science Sleuths- Bandana Survivor

Science Sleuths- Fossil Stories

 $3

 $4

 $4

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

No

No

6th

6th-8th

Learning Safari- Adaptations

Science Sleuths- Fossil Stories

Ancient Egypt Experience

 $4

 $4

 $4

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

No

No

No

7th

6th-8th

Learning Safari- Adaptations

Ancient Egypt Experience

 $4

  $4

Yes

Yes

No

No

No

8th

6th-8th

Learning Safari- Adaptations

Ancient Egypt Experience

$4

$4

Yes

Yes

No

No

No

*Please note Early Explorers and Learning Safaris are approximately 1 hour long.  Science Sleuths and the Ancient Egypt Experience are 1 ½ hours long.

*Admission and bus reimbursement scholarship are available on a first-come, first-served basis to qualifying schools meeting the minimum requirements.