Dino Fest is sold out, advance tickets required for Museum entry on Sunday, September 26. Per L.A. County Department of Public Health, masks must be worn at all times indoors and in our outdoor Spider Pavilion. View our COVID-19 Safety Guidelines for more information.

NHM School Booking Form 2021

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The Natural History Museum provides self-guided field trips to California Pre K-12 public or private school groups at no cost! Field trip reservations apply to groups of 10 or more students who attend an onsite, accredited academic institution at least three days a week.


Please complete this request form at least 1 week in advance of your visit. After completing this form, you will receive an email with receipt of your booking request. Please understand that submitting a field trip request is not confirmation of your reservation. Allow up to two weeks for us to process your request, book your group, and send your confirmation email. We appreciate your patience as we process your request.

For more information about field trip reservations or questions about your visit, call 213.763.3529 or email info@nhm.org.

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Before we can book your request, we need to verify a few pieces of information regarding your group
Is your organization/club located on a school campus?
Does your organization serve multiple school campuses?
Is this group led by a school employee or administrator?

Based on the information you provided, it looks like your group does not qualify for a free school field trip to the Natural History Museum. Click here to schedule your visit through our Group Sales Department and get a 15% group discount on Museum admission.


Are you a Homeschool student or parent? Learn more about our free Homeschool Days at the Natural History Museum and the La Brea Tar Pits!


Why don’t I qualify? The Natural History Museum provides free field trips to Pre K - 12th grade groups from California accredited public schools, private schools, head start programs, child development centers, and non-profit organizations that provide academic instruction to students on a school site at least three days a week. Questions? Contact the Call Center at 213.763.3529 or info@nhm.org.

Are you using a bus from your district?
If the bus is funded by another party but is a part of the distric fleet, choose yes.

Contact your district representative listed below to arrange a visit to NHM

Covina Valley Unified School District 
(626) 974-7600

Montebello Unified School District 
(323) 887-7900 x2356

Paramount Unified School District 
(562) 602-6035

ABC Unified School District 
(562) 809-1079

El Monte City School District 
(626) 453-3729

Alhambra Unified School District 
(626) 943-3590

Garvey School District 
(626) 307-3404

Sulpher Springs School District 
(661) 252-3822


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Will you be the onsite point of contact on the date of this field trip?

We will need an onsite contact

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The Natural History Museum provides free admission for all students and teachers and up to one additional chaperone for every five students.
A minimum of 10 students is necessary to qualify for a school visit.

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We require a minimum of one chaperone for every ten students, and cover up to one additional chaperone for every five students. Chaperones beyond the 1:5 ratio are still welcome, however, they will need to purchase a discounted $12.00 chaperone ticket upon arrival. Exceptions apply to Title I schools
Teachers include school administrative staff, teaching assistants, and one-to-one aides. Teachers will not be counted towards the 1:5 chaperone to student ratio and receive free admission.


Bus parking is available for $15 in the Green Lot. Personal vehicle parking is available for $15 in the NHMLA Car Park. A map of Exposition Park can be found here.

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The Museum is open daily from 9:30 am–5:00 pm. We always do our best to accommodate your preferred visit date. Be sure to check your school calendar to avoid any conflicts with holidays or in-service days. Scheduling multiple visits? Please submit separate request forms for each visit.

Hello, you chose a date past our closing date for the year or in which the museum is closed. Please choose another date. 
Becoming Jane | All Grades | Opens Nov 7, 2021

Explore a hands-on, transportive, multimedia exhibition celebrating the extraordinary life and work of world-renowned primatologist, Dr. Jane Goodall.


Will you be visiting with students who will need additional accommodations?

Please review the information above that will be used to schedule your field trip to the Natural History Museum and make any necessary changes in the form.

Please note: this form is a request only. Always check your confirmation for finalized field trip details.

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