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.


Get Outside with NGSS: Santa Monica Mountains Edition
Saturday, March 25, 2017 | 8:30 am – 3:15 pm

This special educator workshop will take us into the Santa Monica Mountains! Join NHMLA Teacher Programs, the National Park Service, the United States Geological Survey, and Project WET as we investigate aquatic biodiversity in the Santa Monica Mountains. Leave this workshop with ideas about how to activate the Next Generation Science Standards in a National Park or even on your own school campus!

Please note this workshop will be held in the Santa Monica Mountains at Diamond X Ranch, Calabasas.

This workshop is currently sold out! If you would like to be placed on a wait-list, RSVP using the link below. If space opens up, we will contact you. Thank you for your interest!



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!



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

Using the Outdoor Classroom

Planting a Monarch Waystation

Building a Bee Hotel

What are Visual Thinking Strategies?

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



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