Teacher Resources | Natural History Museum of Los Angeles

We offer free professional development, lesson plans, and outdoor classroom teaching tools for all K-12 California educators! Teachers even get free Museum admission and preview access to new exhibits with a school ID or paystub.

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Field Trips on the Metro!

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Check out the Metro! The Transit Education Team is now offering the Student Field Trip Program, which provides access to 20 approved destinations -- including the Natural History Museum!

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We're your second classroom!

From professional development opportunities to outdoor education resources, we'll be your go-to! Check out our sidebar for links to upcoming workshop registrations, curricula for your field trip, and a free archive of resources and info from every workshop we've offered.

California K-12 teachers get free admission any day of the week with a school ID or current paystub, and we also offer Teacher Preview Days for new exhibits so that you can see it first! Check back here periodically for updates on what's coming next.


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EDUCATOR WORKSHOP: The World of Antarctic Dinosaurs

Saturday, April 6, 2019 | 9 am - 12 pm

Learn about the world of Antarctic dinosaurs, and the paleontologists who study it, in this special educator workshop! Hear from NHM’s Dinosaur Institute researchers, whose harrowing Antarctic excavations have led to discoveries of remarkable fossils from one of the most isolated environments on earth. Then, experience their expeditions firsthand in our new exhibit, Antarctic Dinosaurs, and see how dinosaurs once thrived on this continent. We'll share some teachable moments in the galleries to help you immerse your students in the thrilling hunt for these unique fossils and shed new light on our planet’s ever-changing climate and geology.



Below are links to our most loved and requested resources. Please help yourself!

Creating an iNaturalist Account

Using the Outdoor Classroom

Planting a Monarch Waystation

What are Visual Thinking Strategies?

To see all of our past workshop resources from 2012 to the present, click here.


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We want to offer teachers what they need—not what we think they need. All of our lesson plans and activities were written for teachers by teachers (thus the name), and we are always on the lookout for teachers to hire to help us write curriculum. At the moment, we have nothing in the works, but check back for updates!