Field Trips and School Tours

General Information

San Bernardino County Museum is committed to serving all students in our region, inspiring them at a young age will result in more informed critical thinkers and lifelong learners. School districts rely on us year to year to supplement and enhance the curriculum work being done in the classroom to achieve the California Common Core Standards and the Next Generation Science Standards (NCSS). We serve students, teachers, and school groups through onsite field trips and virtual resources.

Are you ready to book a field trip to San Bernardino County Museum in Redlands, the Victor Valley Museum in Apple Valley, or our historic María Merced Williams and John Rains House in Rancho Cucamonga? The museums and house offer a variety of engaging, educational exhibits on regional history, cultural arts, natural science and earth science that will inspire creativity, generate inquiry, and cultivate knowledge.

For additional information, contact Museum Educator, Erica Watkins.

Field Trip and School Tour Inquiry Form

    How big does my group need to be to qualify for a group rate? And what is your rate?

    • Groups of 10 people or larger qualify for our group rate. Kindergarten to college student rates are $4 per student and $5 per chaperone/teacher/adult.

    What is your student to teacher ratio for a visit?

    • For school groups that are K-8th grade we require a 10 student to 1 chaperone/teacher/adult ratio.

    Where can we eat Lunch? And can you store it for us?

    • There is no food or drink, other than water, allowed inside the museum galleries. Lunches, snacks, and drinks can be had enjoyed in front of our museum or in our museum courtyard – both have shaded picnic benches with trash cans where groups can comfortably eat. We currently do not have storage for groups lunches, they will need to be kept on busses, private cars, or in student backpacks while inside the museum.

    My group needs special accommodations for our visit – how can we request that?

    • When making your reservation please fill out the “accommodations” box and detail what you would like to request. Our staff will coordinate accommodations on a group by group basis and will connect with you to make sure we are able to provide what is needed.

    When booking my visit, can I also book Examination Stations?

    • The examination stations are led by our museum volunteers during public hours, and we make every effort to schedule them during busy field trip season, but they are not guaranteed. The topics vary according to the expertise of the volunteer and frequently in alignment with the museum’s current exhibits.

    Come take a closer look at our exhibits by interacting with our Examination Stations. Volunteers stationed at gallery specific carts help visitors get a more focused and hands on experience with subject matter and objects found in our exhibits to help them learn more about our museum’s collections. Each station examines a wide range of subjects such as biodiversity of local wildlife, minerals and their structures, fossils, and anthropology. Get an up-close guided experience to spark your students curiosity on your visit!