Our lobby is once again open for self-guided tours M-F, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. In-person tours of the museum can be scheduled in advance online. For a virtual tour, please call or email.
New this year, invite our museum staff to your middle or high school classroom for our traveling museum presentation (please call or email to schedule).
About our educational tours
One of the missions of the Museum of Natural History is to instill a sense of wonder and excitement about the natural world and the unique place that is northern Nevada. We welcome classes, scout troops, clubs, and other groups to plan a visit to the museum and see the natural heritage of northern Nevada. Visits are designed to be interactive and age-appropriate with a behind-the-scenes tour and a standards-based, hands-on science experience.
- Educational tours of our museum are free
- We can accommodate groups up to 40 students
- Tours last 75 minutes and include an interactive look at the museum collections and a standards-based, hands-on science activity
- Tours are offered at 10 AM and 11:30 AM three days a week
- Tours should be scheduled at least two weeks in advance
- Beyond these guidelines, it may be possible to make special accommodations for your group by contacting our Outreach Coordinator Julie Stoughton
Our tour topics follow the three dimensions of science learning outlined by the Next Generation Science Standards. Visit our K-12 tour topics page to learn more.