Virtual Learning

COVID-19 Update: As needed, our programs have been modified to meet classroom social distancing requirements and/or to accommodate remote learning.

Visit "Archie" and company virtually! Our educators and scientists interact with participants on a variety of science and natural history topics through live, interactive videoconferencing programs. Programs are designed to fit within your schedule, curriculum or interest areas, and are aligned with state and national science standards. Many of our programs include a physical kit with hands-on materials to enhance your visit.

Search topics below by curricular area or grade level. Adult and out-of-school time programs are available too!

Thanks to the generous gifts from the Roger's Foundation and the Friends of the University of Nebraska State Museum, Nebraska K-12 teachers can be considered for scholarship funding to cover the Virtual Field Trip classroom fee. Complete the “Description of Need” section within the Virtual Field trip reservation form.

Thursday, October 8th Only
Science Chat: Turtles - The What, Where, and Why Found Under the Shell
$35 per classroom

Turtles are truly unique animals. Paleontologist Nick Thurber with Ashfall Fossil Beds will describe what makes turtles special and how they help paleontologists understand ancient climates and environments. This is an excellent program for highlighting STEM careers too.

To register, click on the preferred program time below.
10:00 a.m.,  2:00 p.m. or 4:00 p.m. (CST)

Curricular Area

Grade Level

Learners of All Ages

Program Fees

REGULAR PROGRAM FEES: 15 minutes: 30 minutes: 45 minutes:
In Nebraska (Schools, Libraries, Educational non-profit):
$80 $100
Outside of Nebraska and/or CILC Member:
$100 $125
CILC Premier Member:
$90 $100

Program Details

MAXIMUM CAPACITY: 30 participants

SIGN-UP: 2-3 weeks advance notice appreciated

KITS: Mailed to you prior to the scheduled virtual field trip. You are responsible for the return mailing costs of kits.

Zoom, H323 IP (Polycom, Cisco, LifeSize, etc.)
Audio/Video tests by request only.
Please contact us if you have questions about your technology needs.

SCHOLARSHIPS: Don’t let cost be a barrier! Support may be available for your classrooms. Email the Museum Reservations Office at for more information.

RESCHEDULING: If a virtual field trip needs to be rescheduled due to unforeseen technical or weather events, we will try to reschedule within the following two weeks at no extra charge.

CANCELLATION POLICY: Cancellations must be made at least 7 days prior to the scheduled virtual field trip. Failure to cancel in advance will result in being charged the full price of the program. There is no charge if your program is canceled due to weather or unforeseen technical problems.

Concurrent virtual field trips are encouraged within a school. We request classes be held on same day. Fees will be negotiated.

For specific class information contact the Virtual Learning Coordinator.