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. 

N. W. Harris Learning Collection

From a skunk specimen to SUE’s tooth to a ceremonial mask from Cameroon, the N. W. Harris Learning Collection gives educators and parents the chance to take the Museum’s collection to their classroom or home.

Access the Collection

Three students, one pointing with a pencil, intently looking at a portable museum display case.