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Field Trip

Educational Resources

Please see Educational Resources to learn how you can take advantage of our Discovery Trunks, specimen loans, inquiry lessons, and more. 
Holiday Schedule:  The Hefner Museum will be closed the following dates:  Wednesday, November 22, 2017-Friday, November 24, 2017.  Our December closing dates follow:  December 25, 2017-January 1, 2018.
Good News!  You asked and we are doing it...Open Saturdays!  We are open on the following Saturdays for your next visit:  November 18, December 2, and December 9, 2017.  Bring your family and friends, or just yourself, and reconnect with the nature around you, even in your own backyards.

Bring your class to Robert A. Hefner Museum of Natural History! Our programs are FREE, and we welcome public, private, and homeschool educators. Our knowledgeable staff will guide your students as they explore our galleries and exhibits, participate in hands-on, inquiry-based activities, and experience the thrill of discovery as they take part in age-appropriate scavenger hunts. We have established programs for preK-12 students, or we can tailor a program to match your specific curriculum requirements. All programs and activities are connected to Ohio academic content standards.

To Schedule a Visit:

  1. Complete the Field Trip Reservation Form.
  2. Alternatively, you may contact us by phone at 513-529-4617.
  3. Your visit and program selection will be confirmed by email.

We strive to improve our programs and services and invite you to complete an Evaluation after your visit.

While your class is at Miami, you may want to check out these other destinations on campus:

Miami University Art Museum Building

Art Museum

Patterson Avenue

Miami University Art Museum Building

Limper Geology Museum

8 Shideler Hall

Miami University Art Museum Building

The Natural Areas


Miami University Art Museum Building

McGuffey Museum

410 E. Spring Street