Take your class on a Virtual Field Trip with Carnegie Museum of Natural History! Virtual Field Trip packages include prepackaged blog posts for reading assignment discussions, curated short videos with museum scientists and educators, and activity guides for “do-it-yourself” activities that can be done in the classroom or at home with commonly available materials.
Registered group leaders will also receive a promo code to share with your students’ families allowing one free child admission with the purchase of an adult or senior admission.
Step 1. Before You Book Your Virtual Field Trip – Gather Information
- Virtual Field Trips 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 start date for your access to begin.
- Have the number of children and adults attending your field trip. Purchase of a Virtual Field Trip includes access to resources associated with your program.
- Have the number of households who will need to access the materials.
We have scholarship opportunities for schools and organizations that qualify. Apply for a scholarship for a group visit or field trip.
Step 2. Pick Your Field Trip Theme
Pricing is $9 per student.
Take a dinosaur virtual field trip! We’ll explore the premiere exhibition, Dinosaur Armor, on display now at Carnegie Museum of Natural History. Museum experts guide you through the exhibit with 360-degree camera views of extraordinary specimens spanning 500 million years. Learn about the evolutionary development of body armor in dinosaurs, fish, reptiles, mammals and more. Explore topics like adaptation, defense, and display, and compare extinct species to modern animals.
Dinosaur Armor Virtual Tours are sponsored by
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!
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. Discover connections between animals, plants, and their ecosystems, and practice strategies for exploring nature wherever you are).
Egypt: Life on the Nile
Take a virtual tour to explore the connections between nature and human culture in Ancient Egypt. Through observation, drawing, and discussion, participants will investigate materials created by ancient Egyptians and look together for evidence of nature’s influence on Egyptian writing, belief systems, and daily life.
The 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