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School Programs

We believe science is for everyone and that nature is our biggest teacher. Education is in everything we do as we strive to share the stories of our region and protect this beautiful place we call home. Our field trips, Educator-led workshops, and Docent-led tours are designed to inspire and connect students to the wonders of nature. If you can’t come to us, we’ll come to you with a Docent-led outreach at your school.

Field Trips and In-Museum Experiences

Explore our exhibits with a self-guided tour or experiment in our workshops facilitated by Museum educators and docents. More.

Classes at Your School

Museum adventures delivered straight to your classroom! Classes offered for Pre-K through fifth grade students are led by our knowledgeable museum docents. More.

Guided Nature Walks

This free program is made possible by generous funding from Subaru of America and the Canyoneers. For availability, call the Education Department at 619.255.0349. More.

Are you a Title I school? Museum Access Funds are available for qualified Title I schools to help support field trips, classes at your school, and teacher kits from the Nature to You Loan Program. Learn more, or contact the Education Department at for availability.

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Additional Resources

Distance Learning

Whether you’re an educator, a caretaker, or a lifelong learner, enjoy our live programs, virtual field trips, pre-recorded classes, and more. Learn more.

Learning Resources

Visit our Learning Resources library to download free, grade-appropriate lesson plans and activities, or just get inspired. Learn more.