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Self Guided Field Trips

Start planning your field trip to the Museum!

Request a Self-Guided Field trip Reservation Online Now!

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NHMU offers self-guided field trips based on national and state standards, and are designed for grades K-12Please submit your request at least two weeks prior to the time of your visit. Submitting a request does not guarantee a reservation. You will receive a confirmation by email when your reservation is finalized.   

PLEASE NOTE: Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate any new requests for field trips beginning in the morning for the remainder of the 2014-2015 academic year (June 5, 2015).  However, if your group would like to visit our museum in the afternoon, we are accepting field trip requests with a 1:00pm or later start time.  Thanks for your support.

Red "X" indicates dates that are no longer available

*If your group has less than 30 students, we may still have availability.  Please call Jenny at (801) 585-5237.

School Group Pricing

With advance reservations, Utah Public and Charter Schools qualify for a sponsored Self-guided Visit.

 Sponsored School Group Pricing:

  • Teachers - FREE
  • Chaperones - FREE
  • Students - FREE

Private schools and schools from outside the state of Utah qualify for the discounted Unsponsored School Group Pricing with advance reservations.

Unsponsored School Group Pricing:

  • Teachers - $7.00
  • Chaperones - $7.00
  • Students - $4.00      

Youth Clubs, after-school programs, child-care, and pre-school programs can make submit their reservation request form from the Field Trip Request page.

Chaperone Information

Well-prepared chaperones are essential for a successful visit.  We encourage you to help support your chaperones with these materials which out line the museum's expectations and provides some helpful tips and a map for them to use during the field trip. 
We hope these materials help chaperones accomplish your goals of keeping your students engaged in learning while practicing safe and respectful behavior.  
All chaperones that come with a sponsored field trip will be FREE.  You are always welcome to bring as many chaperones above the requested ratio as you would like.
For Pre-K - 3rd Grade Groups we ask that you have a minimum of  1 adult to 5 student ratio.
For 4th Grade -8th Grade Groups we ask that you have a minimum 1 adult to 8 student ratio,
For Jr. and Sr. High Groups we ask that you have additional adults with your group however we do not require a specific ratio. 

Previewing the Museum

  • You and your teaching team are encouraged to visit the Museum before your visit. You can visit for free by printing off your confirmation email and presenting it with your ID at the ticket desk. Our guest services staff will print you a Teacher Preview Ticket.
  • Only teachers coming on a field trip are able to preview the Museum for free. 
  • Sign up to attend a FREE 2-hour Field Trip workshop before bringing your students to the Museum.  Click here for more info.


  • Payment is due upon your arrival. 
  • The Museum accepts checks, credit and debit cards, and cash. If you need to make a payment with a P.O. you will need to contact us prior to your visit in order to make that arrangement.


  • If you have received confirmation for your lunch reservation, you should be aware of the following:
  • You may eat only during your designated lunchtime and only in the designated lunch area.
  • The designated lunch space for school groups is the Community Room and the Canyon Lobby. It is located on Level 2 right by the group entrance and near the Café.
  • Your group should leave the galleries a few minutes early in order to arrive at the Community Room on time for lunch.
  • Please make sure your students are not eating near the Café, or on tables outside.
  • The Museum will provide wagons for you to store your lunches in. They will be available upon your arrival, and will be stored in the Community Room.
  • You and your chaperones should have students wash their hands in the restrooms, which can be found on every level near the elevators. Please allow enough time to exit the galleries, wash hands, and arrive at the Community Room on time for lunch.

Double-Check Your Date!

  • When you are scheduling your buses, sending out requests for chaperones and permission slips, and putting your field trip on the school calendar, please double check the date you are scheduled to come as listed in your confirmation email.