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

Home School and Groups of 10+


Las Vegas Natural History Museum

Education Programs

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 .

Home School & Group Discounts

The Museum can accommodate groups of 10-120 people. For Home Schools, On-line School Programs and Mom's Groups or Clubs, a group is considered to be a minimum of 10 or more children, 3 years and above to receive a group discount &/or guided tour of 4 galleries.   Adult only groups such as Senior Groups need a minimum of 10 people.  The group discount rate is as follows:

0 - 2 Years Old

3 - 11

12 and up
Seniors
Military with ID

Adults

FREE

$ 2.50

$ 4.00

$ 5.00

To receive a group discount, reservations must be made in advance. The group must also check in together and pay for the entire group in one transaction..  Any chaperones that arrive late will be asked to pay full price.  While receiving a guided tour, all members of your group must stay with the Museum Educator and leave at the designated time.  Groups may stay longer and see other galleries if the group pays full admission.  Discounts are not accepted.  

Special gallery arrangements must be made in advance where a gallery is not designated as part of the Early Explorer Program, Learning Safari Programs, Science Sleuths or Ancient Egypt Experience.  The Museum may be unable to accommodate these types of requests the day of your tour.  See GRADE LEVEL for more specific information on galleries included in each program.  Please contact the Education Department for special needs or concerns.

Time Slots Available

Field trips are available Monday through Friday at 9:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.; 1:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. may also be available on a limited basis.  During school breaks a 10:00 a.m. time slot may also be available.  The length of your tour depends on the field trip program.  Please note that the times listed are approximate.

Early Explorers

Learning Safari

Science Sleuths

Ancient Egypt Experience

9:30-10:45

9:30-10:45

9:30-11:00

9:30-11:00

11:00-12:15

11:00-12:15

11:00-12:30

11:00-12:30

Please note the length of your tour may also depend on your arrival or departure time.  For more specific information on tour programs available please see your GRADE LEVEL.  

Chaperones - Please remind parents or chaperones that their role is to help supervise students and they must remain with their tour . 

Making Reservations-  Email education@lvnhm.org   Call 384-3466 x226

Reservation Forms

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

  • Your name and group name if applicable.
  • Approximate number of children.
  • Approximate number of adults.
  • Grade level/age. 
  • 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.  

  What to Expect at Check-in

  • 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:  children, adults (including teachers) and babies.
  • 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

PK-K

PK-K

Early Explorers - Animal Attributes

1st

1st & 2nd

Learning Safari - Homes & Habitats

2nd

1st & 2nd

Learning Safari - Homes & Habitats

3rd

3rd-5th

Learning Safari - Adaptations

4th

3rd-5th

Learning Safari - Adaptations                         Science Sleuths - Bandana Survivor

5th

3rd-5th

Learning Safari - Adaptations                         Science Sleuths - Bandana Survivor

Science Sleuths- Fossil Stories

6th

6th-8th

Learning Safari - Adaptations                         Science Sleuths - Fossil Stories

Ancient Egypt Experience

7th

6th-8th

Learning Safari - Adaptations                         

Ancient Egypt Experience

8th

6th-8th

Learning Safari - Adaptations                         

Ancient Egypt Experience

*Please note Early Explorers and Learning Safaris are approximately 1 hour long.  Science Sleuths and the Ancient Egypt Experience are 1 1/2 hours long.

Payment - Cash, checks made payable to the Las Vegas Natural History Museum, or credit cards are accepted.

Food & Drink Policy - We ask that you help us preserve the Museum's collections.  For that reason, food and drink (including water bottles and chewing gum) are not permitted in the galleries.  Before you arrive, please label water bottles &/or lunches and place them in a tub or cardboard box until after the tour.  For lunch or snack time, your group is welcome to visit Heritage Park next to the Museum.  The park provides an outdoor picnic area complete with shaded picnic tables, restrooms, drinking fountains and a covered play area.

Late Policy & Cancellations - If you are running late, please call the Museum.  Your tour program begins and ends at the scheduled time unless pre-authorized by the Museum's Education Director.  Groups arriving late will have their program adjusted to fit their scheduled time slot, using whatever time is remaining.

If you must cancel your field trip reservation, as a courtesy, please notify the Museum at least three weeks in advance in order to allow the Museum to schedule another group in your place.

Gift Bags & Gift Shop - Gift bags are available for pre-order for $1.00 each.  Please email or call at least one week in advance.  If you call within the week of your registration date, the cost is $1.50 per bag. 

If you would like your students to visit the gift shop, please pre-schedule gift shop time.  We ask that no more than 6 students be in the gift shop at one time and that the other students wait to take their turn.

Standards