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School Programs

Field Trips and In-school Programs

In-school programs are offered after September 1. Pricing varies by program type, topic and group size.

Virtual Programs

Explore virtual program options, by viewing your desired grade below. History and nature virtual programs are available.

Each program runs 30–45 minutes and supports Illinois Learning Standards.

Program Pricing Resident   Nonresident
First Classroom $30 $60
Additional Classroom* $20 $30
Gateways Grant-Eligible Schools Resident   Nonresident
First Classroom $20 N/A
Additional Classroom* $10 N/A

*Per each additional classroom attending the same program on the same date

View More Opportunities

We can adapt any program to meet your needs.

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Pre-K and Kindergarten

Elementary School

Middle School

High School

Grades 1–5
Grades 6–8
Grades 9–12


Program Inquiry

Review program options to find the best fit for your classroom. Once you have an idea of your classrooms interest, submit a program inquiry.

Submit Program Inquiry

School Programs and Teacher Resources

How to Visit the Dunn Museum on a Field Trip

Begin your registration process for any of our Field Trip options, start by filling out this form, emailing or calling 847-968-3321.

Educational Resources

Teacher workshops, program previews, in-service training and other education opportunities are available for a variety of subjects. These unique learning opportunities address both Illinois State Learning Standards and Teacher Performance Standards. Check our calendar for upcoming programs.

Learn More

  • Teacher Open House

    Attend a spring or fall Teacher Open House to learn about programs and resources for your class, and take part in teacher training sessions with Museum and Environmental education staff. Up to two CPDUs available. Check our calendar for dates or sign up for our educator email list.

  • Ask An Educator

    Are you teaching a unit on threatened and endangered species and want to feature local examples? Does your class have questions about pioneer settlers in Lake County? We can help.

    Submit questions about Lake County’s natural and human history to and we will respond to your inquiry.

  • Stay Informed

    Sign up to receive our educator e-newsletter to stay up-to-date on educational opportunities for your students and scouts.