Education

The National Museum of Natural History offers a variety of free, engaging, standards-aligned, staff-led programs from October through June:

Q?rius: Choose from six free, 60 min. programs for grades 6-12 on weekdays. Led by Museum educators and using real Smithsonian research, objects, data, scientific equipment, and digital media, students investigate core concepts related to your classroom curricula. Learn more about Q?rius »

Q?rius jr. - A Discovery Room: Choose from programs for students in grades K-8 on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Learn more about Q?rius jr. »

Pair your program with a visit to a related Museum exhibition or an IMAX movie. Or, bring a Smithsonian scientist into your classroom with Smithsonian Science How, an interactive television-style program streamed live through the web. Learn more about Smithsonian Science How »

School Groups

To begin planning a school group trip to the Museum, visit: https://naturalhistory.si.edu/calEvents/programs-for-school-groups.htm