The Natural History Museum of Utah offers a range of resources for homeschool families.

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Self-Guided Field Trips

Homeschool families are invited to visit NHMU and qualify for Field Trip Rate discount pricing with advance reservations. The discounted rate is for students who are actively homeschooled and adults functioning as the student's teacher in home education. The discount does not apply to friends or family members who are not homeschooled but visiting with the homeschool student. 

Discount not available on festival weekends. 

Click here to request a Homeschool Discount for your family visit with 10 people or less. 

Field Trip Rate Admission 
PreK (ages 3-4) - 12th grade Student$4.00
Child age 2 and underFree

Have a group larger than 10 people? Click here to schedule a field trip. 

Museum educators have developed field trip activities that you can download and use, or you can customize them to fit your field trip needs! Click here for student activities.

Home Education Days

Each school year the Natural History Museum of Utah offers homeschool families one free self-guided field trip during one of the Museum's Home Education Days. To receive free admission, families must bring their homeschool affidavit and arrive between 10am-1pm. 

  • January 8, 2024 

Junior Science Academy

Junior Science Academy is an engaging learning experience designed to meet Utah's SEEd standards and use 3D science to enhance Social Studies courses through hands-on phenomena-based exploration with Museum-quality specimens and tools.

As part of Utah's dual enrollment program, homeschool students may participate in Junior Science Academy field trips with their resident school for free. Contact your local public school for more information.

Click here for more information about Junior Science Academy.

Teaching Toolboxes

Excite and educate your students about the natural sciences with NHMU's Teaching Toolboxes. These teaching resource kits—complete with touchable specimens, reproducible materials, and related literature—will engage your classroom and spark curiosity in the natural world.

Designed by the staff of NHMU for K–12 students and community groups, our toolboxes explore a variety of subjects. Teaching Toolboxes are available to check out from the Museum for free and can be reserved for a two-week period.

Click here to reserve a Teaching Toolbox.

Research Quest

This engaging and powerful series of online investigations ignites students’ critical thinking skills and excites them about science. Designed for middle school teachers and their students, Research Quest was created by the Natural History Museum of Utah with a hand-picked, all-star team of learning experts, university researcher scientists, museum professionals, and digital designers tasked to flip the script on standard science learning from memorized facts to adventurous discovery.

Visit Research Quest

Research Quest is free to use, but our website will ask you to set up a user account, which gives you access to your students' work. There is no obligation to use the program when you create an account.


Questions? Email the Field Trip Team.