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Junior Science Academy

Thank you for your interest in visiting the Natural History Museum of Utah! No Field Trips (including Junior Science Academy, Self-Guided Field Trips, or Partner Field Trips) will be available for Fall 2020. Updates for Spring 2021 will be sent out by November 11th. 

Interested in other School Programming this fall? Check out the Teaching Toolbox ProgramResearch Quest, or our new program Stay Curious, Utah! 

Core-based Science Education at NHMU

Junior Science Academy is an engaging learning experience designed to meet Utah's Core Curriculum Objectives and Intended Learning Outcomes through hands-on, inquiry-based activities and authentic learning experiences that help build understanding and strengthen your students' science processing skills. 

2019-2020 Junior Science Academy (JSA) Program Information 

  • Classes will be offered from September 9, 2019 - May 15, 2020.
  • Each JSA session can only accommodate up to 30-32 students. 
  • Each class coming from your school must be registered separately for JSA.  
  • Up to three classes from your school can be served on one day.   
  • Core Curriculum-aligned pre-visit activities will be provided upon confirmation of your reservations
  • Click on the links below to view class descriptions.


Click here to view the calendar of available dates for the 2019-2020 and submit a request.

Fourth Grade Junior Science Academy Classes

Fifth Grade Junior Science Academy Classes

Through generous support from the Utah State Legislature and community donors, the Museum is able to offer free admission for a limited amount of Junior Science Academy sessions to Utah Public and Charter School students, plus their teachers and chaperones, each school year. This free admission is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Questions about JSA? Email Us