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Self Guided Field Trips
Self-guided field trips have been developed to give students hands-on, authentic experiences with natural history concepts that support the Utah Science Core Curriculum including specific content standards and the Intended Learning Outcomes. NHMU's new self-guided field trips are based on national and state standards and designed for grades K-12. Clubs, after-school programs, child-care, pre-school and adult programs can make group reservations with visitor services. Click here for group reservations page.
Self-guided Field Trips in our new building, the Rio Tinto Center, will run for the 2012-2013 school year from July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2013. Please submit your request at least two weeks prior to the time of your visit in order for you to receive your confirmation and properly prepare your students and chaperones to visit the Museum. Submitting a request does not guarantee a reservation.
School Group Pricing
With advanced reservations, Utah Public and Charter Schools may qualify for a sponsored Self-guided Field Trip through generous support from Museum donors and the Utah State Office of Education's iSEE Program. This is available for 40,000 students per school year.*
*Sponsored field trips for the 2012-2013 school year are nearly full.
Private and independent schools, schools from outside the state of Utah, and all unsponsored Utah Public and Charter School groups qualify for the School Group Pricing with advanced reservations.
School Group Pricing:
- $7.00 Adults
- $5.00 Youth & Seniors
- $4.00 Child 3 – 12
School Group Frequently Asked Questions:
Is the Museum aligned to the State Core Curriculum?
Yes, click here to see how the Museum aligns to your science or social studies core.
Is the Museum free for school groups? Through generous support from the Utah State Office of Education and generous community donors, the Museum is able to offer free admission to 40,000 Utah Public and Charter School students for the 2012-2013 school year plus their required adult chaperones. This free admission is available on a first-come first-served basis.
What if there are not any free admissions available when I make my reservation? Your school visit will qualify for the School Group Pricing, which offers a $2.00 discount to everyone in your group. This discount is available for K-12 school groups with advanced reservations and valid only during regular school hours.
What if I’m part of a club, after school or extended day program, child-care or summer camp and want to make a reservation? Your groups will need to make a group reservation with NHMU visitor services. More About Group Reservations
What if my school is younger or older than grades K-12? Preschools, Adult Programs, Universities and other groups can make a group reservation with NHMU visitor services. More About Group Reservations
How does the School Group Pricing discount work?
- The discount is available for K-12 school groups with advanced reservations and valid only during regular school hours.
- The discount cannot be combined with any other offers or coupons.
- School groups who arrive at the Museum without advanced reservations are not eligible for any discounted pricing.
How far in advance do I need to request a reservation? You need to submit your request at least two weeks prior to your visit in order for you to receive your confirmation and properly prepare your students and chaperones to visit the Museum.
How do I request a self-guided fieldtrip reservation for my school group? Request a Self-Guided Fieldtrip Reservation Online Now
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