School Programs

COVID-19 Update

With ongoing concerns about the spread of COVID-19, commonly known as the coronavirus, The Nat is following best practices related to increased sanitization efforts, including more frequent cleanings of surfaces, additional hand sanitizing stations, and more. We are encouraging staff, volunteers, and visitors to follow recommended protocols related to staying healthy.

Our Museum remains open and we are proceeding with planned daily offerings, programs, and events.

The safety and well-being of our visitors and staff is always a priority. If you have booked a program and are concerned for the safety of your students, we will honor your program cancellation or look to reschedule at a later date. Please contact or call 619.255.0349 if you have any questions.

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.

Field Trips

Experiment in our learning labs! Explore our exhibits! Discover treasures in behind-the-scenes-tours! Learning opportunities are facilitated by museum educators, docents and scientists. More.

Register for your Program

Do you already know what you’d like to book? Reservations are required for all group visits and classes. Click here to register.

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 1 School?

Museum Access Funds are available for qualified Title I schools to help support Field Trips and Classes at Your School. For availability, call the Education Department at 619.255.0349.

Educator Night

Educator Appreciation Night is an annual event to thank local educators for their service. Educators can enjoy a catered dinner, check out our exhibitions, learn about museum programs, and meet our education staff, docents, NATuralists, and Canyoneers. The next event will take place in November 2019, with registration beginning October 1. Check back for details.