Take your group on a virtual adventure with Carnegie Museum of Natural History! Virtual Field Trips & Activities are offered in a variety of themes and two delivery styles and can be adapted for different age ranges and neurodiverse learners.
Before You Book Your Virtual Field Trip – Gather Information
- Virtual Programs must be booked four weeks in advance. This allows us to coordinate with you regarding the unique digital needs of your group.
- Have a preferred date for your program and back up date.
- Have the number of children and adults attending your program.
Pricing is $9 per student/learner.
(10 participant minimum)
We have scholarship opportunities for schools and organizations that qualify. Apply for a scholarship for a group visit or field trip.
Pick Your Program Theme & Format
Dinosaurs in their Time Virtual Tour
Explore classic favorites, as well as some surprises, from Dinosaurs in Their Time—Carnegie Museum of Natural History’s core exhibition featuring real dinosaur fossils. Museum experts guide you through an interactive experience broadcast live with amazing views of the fossils and environments on display.
Dinosaurs Interactive Lesson and Hands-on Activity
Travel back in time to a world ruled by massive plant eaters and vicious carnivores. Discover fossils, learn about what a paleoartist does, and try your hand at this Cretaceous career!
Powdermill Nature Reserve
Explore the wonders of nature and field research through virtual media! Our expert naturalists will guide you through favorite features of Powdermill Nature Reserve such as Powdermill Run, Black Birch Trail, and indoor nature exhibits as we explore plant and animal adaptations to different habitats. Plus learn how scientists safely study birds at Powdermill Avian Research Center, examine the entomology collection, and more!
Animals & Their Ecosystems
Wildlife Halls Tour
Take a virtual tour of the wildlife hall at Carnegie Museum of Natural History and investigate unique adaptations of animals and their environments through drawings and observations.
Animals Interactive Lesson and Hands-on Activity
Meet some of the live animals in the museum collection we call animal ambassadors! Learn about their habitats, adaptations, and what we as people can do to protect their wild relatives.
Walton Hall of Ancient Egypt Tour
Take a virtual tour to explore the connections between nature and human culture in Ancient Egypt.
Egypt Interactive Lesson and Hands-on Activity
Write your name in hieroglyphics, analyze awesome artifacts, and create your very own food mummy with the museum educators.
Three Sisters: Haudenosaunee Science & Culture
Explore contemporary cultures of the Haudenosaunee people (also called Iroquois) and their relationships with the natural world. Examine tools and hand-crafted objects to learn about unifying themes and unique beliefs across the Seneca, Cayuga, Onondaga, Oneida, Mohawk, and Tuscarora nations.
The virtual field trip today was AWESOME! The kids enjoyed it, were engaged, and had fun. I know they knew a lot, but they also LEARNED a lot-the content was thorough and well presented and I loved that it looked like we were right there in the museum with you next to the exhibits. It was one of the best virtual programs I have seen so far.
Jane Camp, Supervisor of Student Events, PA Cyber