At A Glance
Groups are welcome at the National Museum of Natural History! The Museum offers unique experiences for groups of all kinds, with people of all ages. Come face to face with live butterflies, dinosaurs, five different human species, 17 different Australian mammal species, and an 8-ton elephant. It's a great place for groups to meet and learn about the natural world and our place in it.
School program registration has closed for the 2016-2017 school year. Registration for the 2017-2018 school year will open August 14.
To help you make the case that your field trip addresses your curriculum standards, many of the Educators’ Guides for the Museum’s exhibitions and programs include connections to national curriculum standards.
The Museum offers group discounts for the Live Butterfly Pavilion, Atrium Café, and for the IMAX theater. Discounts apply to any group of 10 or more.
Simplify your planning experience with all the information you need about location, admission, hours, maps, Museum policies on chaperones and student safety, and food and shopping options.
The Museum provides materials for Educators to use before, during, and after the field trip to focus the student learning experience.
Find connections to standards and curriculum topics for Museum exhibitions and programs. You can also learn about some research-based tips for helping your students to maximize their field trip learning experience.
Programs expand themes from the Museum’s exhibitions and engage students in the kinds of research activities that Museum scientists conduct every day.
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