The Natural History Museum of Utah offers a range of resources for home school families:
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Self-Guided Field Trips
Home school families are invited to visit NHMU and qualify for Field Trip Rate discount pricing with advance reservations.
Field Trip Rate Pricing
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 home school families one free self-guided field trip during one of the Museum's Home Education Days.
- Fall 2021 - No Home Education Day due to COVID-19 trends
- May 2022 (exact date TBA)
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, home school students may participate in Junior Science Academy field trips with their resident school for free. Contact your local public school for more information.
Excite and educate your students about the natural sciences with NHMU's Teaching Toolboxes. Each of 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 (click here for more information). Teaching Toolboxes are available to check out from the Museum for free and can be reserved for a two-week period.
This engaging and powerful series of online investigations ignites students’ critical thinking skills and gets them excited 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.
Research Quest is free to use, but their 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.