Each year, Nature Museum educators provide more contact hours of hands-on 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 a hands-on, inquiry-based approach to connecting our audiences to local nature and science.
Take a field trip to the Nature Museum, register for a hands-on workshop, and more!
Our educators will bring our collections and critters to your school.
Get access to programs, learning kits, professional development (PD) workshops and other resources.