Each year, Nature Museum educators provide more contact hours of direct teaching than any other museum in the city.
We reach over 50,000 students and 1,500 teachers using living and preserved collections and the Nature Museum’s conservation work.
Through school and out-of-school time opportunities for students and teachers throughout Chicago, educators are able to make an impact on the community by building knowledge, skills, interest, and enthusiasm for STEM topics. Education programs are founded in an interactive, inquiry-based approach to connecting our audiences to local nature and science.
Get an NGSS-aligned curriculum with all lesson materials prepped and an ongoing partnership with a museum educator to support implementation in the classroom.
Take a virtual field trip to the Nature Museum and register for an interactive workshop.
Get access to programs, professional development (PD) workshops and other digital resources.
Discover ways to engage your learners with out-of-school time programming.
Not finding what you are looking for? Access a full list of school programs here.
Discover the rest of our online resources including activity guides for our YouTube series, Curious By Nature.