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 through classroom and group field trips and educational kits that we loan to teachers.
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.
Field Trip and Group Reservations - Requires a minimum of 10 guests
How to Book:
Reservations must be booked online. If you have any questions please contact our Museum Educator by
email or call (909) 798-8611.
Once you submit the form, you will receive a confirmation email with your date and payment instructions.
Your payment should be made at the time of receiving this confirmation to guarantee your date, and in all cases must be made in full two weeks in advance of your date.
Payment may be made by credit card or purchase order. Payment by cash or check is accepted in person at our cash register, but must be made two weeks before the scheduled
visit. Payment not received by the two week advance deadline will result in your group being cancelled.
Cancellations: Trips cancelled by you, for any reason, within 15 days of the scheduled visit will incur a 50% cancellation fee.
My Day Guides: Your confirmation email will include as 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 online agreement or by calling (909) 798-8611.