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!

Need a ride?

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.


PARTNER EVENT: Los Angeles County Science and Engineering Fair Educator Workshop

Tuesday, October 2, 2018 | 4:30-6 pm

Join NHMLA and the Los Angeles County Science and Engineering Fair for a night all about creating the best atmosphere for your upcoming Science Fair! Learn more about tracking students' progress, producing award-winning displays, and creating a venue to support NGSS and 21st century skills. This workshop is for first-time and veteran science fair educators alike and will provide almost 500MB of resources on preloaded flash drives to put what you’ve learned into practice!

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WORKSHOP: Using the Outdoor Classroom: Descanso Gardens Edition

Saturday, October 20, 2018  |  9am-12 pm @ Descanso Gardens 


WORKSHOP: Wildlife Photography (In Your Backyard)

Saturday, November 3, 2018  |  9 am-12 pm




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!