After-School Programs

Opportunities for After-School Programs, Scouts, and Homeschool Groups

WOW: Wonders on Wednesdays

Free admission on Wednesday afternoons, 1:00–5:00 pm

  • WOW is a free opportunity for community-based youth and after-school groups of all ages. Bring your group to the museum to discover some of the wonders of the natural world.
  • Explore the museum with Gallery Activities such as Animal Detectives where kids compare camouflage and body coverings, and Gallery Games, which encourages close observations of museum exhibits. Download Gallery Activities and print a copy for each student you bring to the museum.
  • Repeat visits are encouraged; with over 12,000 specimens, it is easy to discover something new every visit.
  • Groups of 10–30 students and a 1:5 ratio of adults to children are ideal. Reservations are required and space is limited.

Group Visits and K-12 Classes

After-school groups can also schedule a regular Group Visit or K-12 class

Schedule your visit