Programs & Events

NEW! Virtual Kids Classes

Explore Natural History through Outschool

NEW! The Museum is bringing our fun, interactive, virtual classroom experiences into your home!  We have partnered with Outschool to provide personal, fun, live online classes for kids on a variety of topics that come straight from our galleries and are led by our skilled educators. Whether you want a class just for fun or you want to use them to supplement your child's learning, they will have a blast exploring and using their science investigating skills!

Outschool is an online platform for live classes and camps. You must register for free to become an Outschool member to enroll in one of our classes. Our Museum Outschool classes are offered on this platform for a minimal fee. For the best experience, class sizes are limited to 18 students.

If you are an educator looking for a Virtual Field Trip for your classroom or program, please click here.


Animals in the Hall! Learn to Explore as as Zoologist

Using our museum wildlife exhibits, you’ll think like a scientist as you identify animal sounds, explore animal behavior, check out habitats, and investigate survival senses – a true zoological adventure!  Choose from one of the dates below. 

Ages 8-12
Cost: $10 per learner

Monday, January 4th    
Tuesday, January 5th    
Wednesday, January 20th     


I See Sea Monsters! Fossils & Scientific Illustration Exploration

In this 45 minute class we will examine Mesozoic era fossil evidence, learn about ancient environments, and use our creative skills to sketch an amazing watery world full of mosasaurs, plesiosaurs, sharks and xiphactinus! Xiphacti, what? Choose from one of the dates below. Multiple times available.

Ages 8-12
Cost: $10 per learner

Monday, January 4th
Tuesday, January 5th
Thursday, January 14th
Tuesday, February 2nd


Tusker Power! Ancient Elephant Fossil Exploration

Together we'll explore the stories and science held within the fossils of two prehistoric elephants who once roamed America’s heartland. Choose from one of the dates below. Multiple times available.

Ages 7-11
Cost: $10 per learner

Monday, December 21st
Monday, January 4th
Tuesday, January 5th
Tuesday, January 12th