List of Program Types
Bring your class to the museum for a school program led by museum educators, or choose a distance learning option. During the school year, we offer programs for grades K-12. Click a link to jump to information about each type of program.
- Q?rius jr.: a discovery room is an interactive learning space offering programs for students in grades K through 5. Visit the Q?rius jr. page for program descriptions and registration information. We are now offering Q?rius jr.: a discovery room Homeschool Days, starting in 2018.
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Q?rius, The Coralyn W. Whitney Science Education Center is an interactive learning space that brings the unique assets of the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History – the science, researchers, and collections – out from behind the scenes. In Q?rius, students enter into the role of our scientists and engage in solving real-world problems. Q?rius is designed for grades 6-12. Scroll down for program descriptions and registration information.
Q?rius School Programs
- Led by museum educators
- Aligned with standards
- Designed to keep students on task for 60 minutes
Registered programs, 10:15 a.m. and 11:45 a.m. from October through June.
How to Register
Go to the school programs registrations page, choose your date and time, click the "Sign Up" button, and on the registration form select the program you want. Registration for the 2018-19 school year is now open.
Q?rius Homeschool Days
Q?rius Homeschool Days are led by museum educators and take place on the first Monday of every month, October through June, with two time slots available, 10:15 and 11:45 a.m. Participating students must be in grades 6 through 12, and 11 years old by the date of the program. For younger students, please explore the Q?rius jr. Homeschool Kits.
Participants who complete all nine Q?rius Homeschool Programs will receive a certificate of completion from the Museum. Frequently Asked Questions (PDF)
Registration is now open for these programs:
Registration for these programs will open on January 2, 2019.
Plan Your Visit to Q?rius, The Coralyn W. Whitney Science Education Center
Q?rius public hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.
Get the information you need to plan a trip to the museum, including group arrival and departure logistics, restroom and lunch details, and Butterfly Pavilion discounts for groups.
Contact School Programs
Call 202-633-4039 or email NMNHSchoolPrograms@si.edu.