School Group Discounts
The CCSD and private school group discount rate is $3 or $4 per student, depending on the education program chosen. Admission is free for teachers. CCSD chaperones are admitted free up to the student to adult ratios listed below. To receive a school group discount, reservations must be made in advance and the group must check in together. Any chaperones that arrive late will be asked to pay a $5 admission fee.
While receiving a guided tour, all members of your group must stay with the Museum Educator and leave at the designated time. School groups may stay longer and see other galleries if the group pays full admission.
We're pleased to offer admission and bus reimbursement scholarships to qualifying schools. To qualify for scholarship, 60 percent or more of your school's student population is required to be on the Federal Free and Reduced Lunch Program. Please plan early, as these programs are offered on a first-come, first-served basis.
For bus scholarships, a minimum of 60 students is required for one bus; 120 students are required for two buses. If you are unable to bring the number of students originally scheduled, you may be asked to invite another class or grade to meet the minimum bus scholarship requirements. The Museum requires a bus confirmation and school cost center number in order to reimburse schools for buses. If you have questions, or special circumstances, please contact the Education Department for more information.
Please note Museum scholarship does not guarantee CCSD Transportation has buses available for your field trip dates.
Time Slots Available
Field trips are offered Monday through Friday at 9:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.; 1:00 p.m. is also available for private schools and for CCSD if school buses are not required for transportation. The length of your tour depends on the field trip program. Please note that the times listed are approximate.
Ancient Egypt Experience
When scheduling your CCSD buses please allow time for travel. Buses may be reserved between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Please note the length of your tour may also depend on the arrival/departure time of your bus. For more specific information on tour programs available please see your GRADE LEVEL.
The Museum is able to accommodate the maximum student to adult ratios for the following grades:
Grades Pre-K - Kindergarten (5:1)
Grades 1st- 2nd (7:1)
Grades 3rd- 8th (10:1)
CCSD and private school chaperones are admitted FREE of charge up to the listed ratios per grade. Adults not pre-registered at the time of your reservation or above the listed grade ratio pay admission upon arrival. Please remind chaperones their role is to help supervise students and they must remain with their tour.
Food & Drink Policy
We ask that you help us preserve the Museum's collections. For that reason, food and drink (including water bottles and chewing gum) are not permitted in the galleries. Before you arrive, please label water bottles &/or lunches and place them in a tub or cardboard box until after the tour. For lunch or snack time, your group is welcome to visit Heritage Park next to the Museum. The park provides an outdoor picnic area complete with shaded picnic tables, restrooms, drinking fountains and a covered play area.
Cash, checks made payable to the Las Vegas Natural History Museum, or credit cards are accepted. An invoice can also be provided. Invoiced fees are due within 30 days.
Late Policy & Cancellations
If you are running late, please call the Museum. Your tour program begins and ends at the scheduled time unless pre-authorized by the Museum's Education Director. Groups arriving late will have their program adjusted to fit their scheduled time slot, using whatever time is remaining.
If you must cancel your field trip reservation, as a courtesy, please notify the Museum at least three weeks in advance in order to allow the Museum to schedule another group in your place.
Gift Bags & Gift Shop
Gift bags are available for pre-order for $1.00 each. Please email or call at least one week in advance. If you call within the week of your registration date, the cost is $1.50 per bag.
If you would like your students to visit the gift shop, please pre-schedule gift shop time. We ask that no more than 6 students be in the gift shop at one time and that the other students wait to take their turn.
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