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. No registration is necessary, come whenever you like and tell the front desk that you are a homeschool family.

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