The San Bernardino County Museum is committed to students in our region, because we believe that inspiring them at a young age
will result in a 21st century population of informed critical thinkers and lifelong learners. School districts rely on us year to
year to support the curriculum work being done in the classroom to achieve the California Common Core standards and the Next
Generation Science Standards. We serve students, teachers and school groups in a number of ways including:
Field Trip and Group Reservations
Are you ready to book a trip to the museum? The San Bernardino County Museum offers a variety of exhibits, with
a regional focus, that will inspire creativity, generate inquiry, and cultivate knowledge. You can
book your reservation online.
You must have a minimum of 10 guests in order to receive our group rates. If after filling out our form you have
any questions please contact our Museum Educator by email or call (909) 798-8611.
Your field trip or group visit is not confirmed until you receive a confirmation email from the museum. In the confirmation email you will
receive some attachments (‘My Day Guides’). These guides are grade specific and contain questions and activities for your students to
complete as they go through the museum’s different galleries. You will also receive My Day Guides for your chaperones (K-6th groups only)
that allow your chaperones to help students with the questions and activities by providing a more comprehensive look into the educational
goals of each gallery. Introducing these guides before your trip may also help prepare students to investigate within the museum, and open
up possible topics of discussion. These guides also serve the purpose of reinforcing information that was learned during your visit. Have a
discussion with your students about the answers they placed within these guides, see if they can make connections to other things they may
have learned throughout the year.
Educational Loan Program
The Educational Loan Program is more than
just objects! By introducing real specimens, replicas, and other items into your classroom/educational space you are offering
your audience a different perspective, which will enhance their critical thinking and writing skills. With more than 200 individual specimens and 11 topic-specific loan
kits learning comes to life!
Teachers and schools can have unlimited access to loans from the museum’s educational outreach collections with an annual subscription to the Educational Loan Program.
A fee per each loan is charged to commercial and for-profit organizations who wish to borrow objects or artifacts from the outreach collection. Inquiries are invited by
using our on line agreement or by calling (909) 798-8611.