Teachers will need to supply your contact information, the number of student and chaperone participants visiting, and details about the desired experience.
Once the field trip request is processed, teachers will receive an email from our education team with further details and a confirmation packet to review prior to the visit to the museum.
The week before the scheduled field trip, the teacher will receive a reminder email including a downloadable worksheet for the students to use as they move through our Permanent Gallery. These worksheets will be specific to the theme selected on the Field Trip Request Form. Teachers are required to print copies of the worksheets prior to arriving at the museum.
No, classes and their chaperones are free! We will even reimburse some schools for the cost of their buses.
Curiosity! Readiness to explore and think about what they see. We will cover guidelines that teachers can share with the class prior to visiting.
The Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas offers self-guided tour worksheets for our Natural Nevada, Nevada Past to Present and Nevada State System tour themes. These are sent to the teacher a week before the field trip and offer a range of questions and activities for students to complete as they amble through the galleries exploring the chosen theme. These worksheets have been created in accordance with the Nevada Academic Content Standards for Social Studies and Science and a detailed list of the standards addressed can be supplied upon request.
Due to the delicacy of our exhibits, foot traffic flow, and safety protocols, we ask that groups of no larger than 40 students enter the museum at one time. We often stagger our groups to ensure everyone is safe, comfortable, and has an enjoyable experience while investigating our exhibits.
Buses unload at the Springs Preserve entrance. Those driving their personal vehicles can park in the main Springs Preserve parking lot.
If only visiting the Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas, our staff will meet you at the entrance of Springs Preserve and escort you to the museum.
We try our best to have staff available to give our visiting classes an introduction to the main museum and start the students off on their adventure.
Yes, we ask that the teacher print enough worksheets for their class to use. We do, however, provide clipboards and pencils for them to use while going through the museum. We just ask that all pencils and clipboards be returned at the conclusion of the field trip.