School Group Registration

Reservations are required for all group visits and programs.

Please call 619.255.0349 to make your reservation, or complete the online reservation request form.

Make a Reservation Request

Learn more about the school programs we offer.

Download our 2015 Education Programs Guide (PDF).

Contact Information

Office hours : Weekdays from 9 AM–4 PM
Phone : 619.255.0349 Messages may be left on voicemail anytime.
Fax : 619.235.9446
Email : groupsales@sdnhm.org

Please have the following information ready when making reservations:  

  • Your calendar and schedule
  • Specific name of program desired
  • Date, time, and alternate dates
  • School or organization phone number
  • School or organization mailing address
  • Street address, if different from above
  • Grade level of students
  • Number of students and adults
    (A minimum of 10 students from one school is required for a group reservation)

Things to Consider

For programs at the Museum, w e require a 1:8 chaperone to student ratio, but will allow up to a 1:3 ratio. Chaperones receive free general admission.

Please note the maximum class size for each program–this is to ensure the quality of your Museum experience. If you schedule multiple classes in one day at your school or community site, all classes must be held in the same room.

Payment

Payment in full is due one week prior to scheduled outreach program. Payment is due upon arrival for self-guided visits, classes held at the museum, and docent tours.

Mileage fee: schools more than 25 miles from the Museum will be charged an additional 50 cents per mile for all programs held at your school site.

Copies of purchase orders may be sent by fax to 619.235.9446. For credit cards payments call 619.255.0349.


Museum Access Funds

Available for qualified Title I schools to help support your field trip or outreach program. For availability, call the Education Department at 619.255.0349. 


Cancellations

If a cancellation is necessary, please call 619.255.0349. Cancellations are not official until you receive a confirmation by mail, fax, or email from the Education Department.

Cancellation Policy:

  • Full program fee charged for cancellations made with less than one week notice.
  • A $25 cancellation fee will be charged for cancellations made with more than one week notice.
  • Homeschool programs are nonrefundable.
  • Refunds less than $20 will be applied to future registrations.


Museum Information

The San Diego Natural History Museum is located near the corner of Park Boulevard and Village Place in Balboa Park.  Student groups should enter at the North “Fig Tree” Entrance.