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

Field Trip Information

Fall 2019 & Spring 2020 dates are completely booked. You can still fill out the form to be on our Wait List.

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New and Improved Education EXPLORER Field Trips at the Museum!

It has never been a better time to take a field trip to the Las Vegas Natural History Museum.

All EXPLORER programs are aligned to grade level and Academic Content Standards. The Museum uses its vast collections materials, resources, exhibits, and staff expertise to provide integrated high quality, immersive programs that support disciplinary core ideas, crosscutting concepts, and scientific and engineering practices. Field trips to the Museum offer a way for students to explore Earth’s wild places, past and present. Students can interact with scientists and experience scientific discovery, exploration, and innovation right before their eyes.

All field trips are now scheduled Monday - Friday 10:00 am - 12:00 pm.

Field trip inquires please contact: communityrelations@lvnhm.org.

 

 

Education EXPLORER Field Trips at the Museum

EXPLORER PROGRAM OVERVIEWS:

Science Explorers:  Pre-K and Kindergarten

Students explore the Museum while practicing fundamental science skills and concepts such as compare and contrast, patterns, models, counting, sorting, and more. While investigating the natural world, young learners will develop language, motor skills, social interactions, and create memories that will last forever. The Science Explorer program includes a guided exploration where children come face to face with T-rex in the Prehistoric Life Gallery; encounter sharks and sting rays in Marine Life Galley; investigate animal families in International Wildlife, go on safari in the African Savanna, and foster a love for learning in the Young Scientist Center.

Habitat Explorers:  1st and 2nd Grade

First and second grade students explore the habitats of dinosaurs, sharks, bears, snakes, lions, and dozens more creatures at the Museum through interactive discovery in the galleries. Students investigate: what habitats have in common and what makes them unique; how habitats can change; and how people, climate, and time can impact the fragile habitats of animals and plants. Through immersive exhibits, interactive activities, and guided discovery students will embrace the creature comforts of animal homes in a whole new way.

Adaptation Explorers:  3rd Grade

Students explore the magnificent animal kingdom and resilient ways species survive in every ecosystem, habitat, and micro-environment on Earth. Students investigate predator-prey relationships, food web dynamics, social behavior, and physical adaptations through exhibit exploration and active learning activities. Specimen biofacts will enhance the students’ experience with plenty of hands on exploration.

Prehistoric Explorers:  4th grade

Welcome to the prehistoric past of the ages of dinosaurs and mammals! Students explore ever-changing history of life on Earth, along with the ancient world of the ancient Egyptians in this one of a kind learning experience. From prehistoric dinosaurs and mammoths to ancient civilizations, this field trip will investigate the sciences of paleontology and archaeology capturing students’ curiosity while introducing them to these two similar yet different fields of study. Students will visit the Richard A. Ditton Learning Lab, the only paleo prep lab in Nevada. Here they will observe scientific discovery with scientists working in the lab.  Additionally, students will explore the Prehistoric Life Gallery, discover prehistoric sea life in the Marine Life Gallery, travel to the Treasures of Egypt Gallery, and discover prehistoric Nevada in the Wild Nevada Gallery.

Career Explorers:  5th grade

So you want to be a scientist? This field trip explores STEM careers such as paleontology, marine biology, conservation biology, geology, and archaeology. Students explore the galleries through the lens of the scientists that help make the exhibits a reality. Students discover how scientists must work together with other science professionals, engineers, mathematicians, technology professionals, artists, and much more to answer questions, and overcome challenges to make discoveries. Students will learn how STEM careers fit into our daily lives, and the important contributions scientists make to the health of our planet and the plants and animals that call Earth home. Young scientists will be able to make important connections as they are guided through the galleries of Prehistoric Life, Marine Life, African Savanna, Treasures of Egypt, and the Richard A. Ditton Learning Lab.

 

Open Door & Explore!

The Las Vegas Natural History Museum is pleased to offer free admission and bus reimbursement scholarship programs, supported by grants and generous donations, to qualifying schools. Schools with at least 45% of students eligible for free or reduce lunch (FRL) qualify. All other school groups receive our discounted admission rates for field trips of $3 per student. Field trips are offered Monday through Friday 10:00 am - 12:00 pm.

 

Galleries field trips explore at the Las Vegas Natural History Museum

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Prehistoric Life Gallery

Marine Life Gallery

Wild Nevada

African Savanna/
Rainforest

Treasures of Egypt

Young Scientist Center

International Wildlife

Richard A. Ditton Learning Lab

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