Field trips are just the beginning—learn more about how the museum provides programs and resources for educators.

Our institution is driven by a passion for learning—and educating. That’s why we invite thousands of students for field trips every year. But that’s not all we have for educators. The museum partners with educators and schools in innovative ways to expand teaching and deepen learning, from opportunities to bring our collection into the classroom, to professional development programs for teachers pre-K through high school. 

Please note that the N. W. Harris Learning Collection is closed for the 2021—2022 school year. 

Learning at Home

Explore the natural world from home with your kids or students with our family-friendly lessons, games, activities, and more. 

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A child and their guardian look examine specimens arranged on a table. The guardian holds a glass jar at an angle for the child to see. The child is picking throw a box of sea shells.

Kyle Flubacker