HOME SCHOOL

A wide variety of program choices are available to help meet your educational goals. Come as a family, or come as a group with other families. We welcome mixed-age groups and are happy to customize a program to meet your needs.

OPTION 1: ON YOUR OWN
Regular admission, OR free admission with home school registration form.
There is plenty to learn on your own. Self-tour the Exhibit Hall, explore the hands-on Discovery Den, check out the Urban Wildlife Observation Center, learn about geology, and observe over 30 live animals. 

OPTION 2: ONE-HOUR PROGRAM
$5/child (under 2 years free), 15 student minimum or pay for 15
One adult free per family, extra adults $5

Your museum visit will include a guided tour and a live animal presentation. You can choose our standard "Animal Adaptations" program or we are happy to customize a program to complement your curriculum. Your fee covers all-day admission, so feel free to explore on your own afterwards. Program is 1 hour.

OPTION 3: TWO HOUR PROGRAM
$6/child (under 2 years free), 15 student minimum or pay for 15
One adult free per family, extra adults $5

This two hour program includes a guided tour, classroom activities, and a live animal presentation. You can choose our standard "Animal Adaptations" program or we are happy to customize a program to complement your curriculum--see below for some ideas. Your fee covers all-day admission, so feel free to explore on your own afterwards.

*Please contact us here for custom and extended programs (extra fees apply).

At MMNH learn about:

  • Animals of North America
  • Animals of Africa
  • Animal families
  • Birds of Illinois
  • Bones & Anatomy
  • Bugs
  • Diversity of plant and animal life in Illinois
  • Endangered species
  • Food Chains and Webs
  • Geology and Fossils
  • Illinois state symbols
  • Live Animal Care (this program requires small groups and pricing varies)
  • Plants
  • Reptiles and amphibians
  • Wildlife conservation