Teachers and Schools

We have four ways to connect your students with wildlife.

1. Visit Lindsay Wildlife Experience!
2. Lindsay Visits You!
3. Wetlands Programs
4. Natural History Specimen Rentals (scroll down)

Click on the above links to read more about these options.

For more information, email the Education Registrar at [email protected]
or call (925) 627-2913.

Thanks to the Kinder Morgan Foundation, we are excited to offer grant scholarships to Title 1 schools in Mt. Diablo Unified School District and West Contra Costa Unified School District.

Click here to apply for a scholarship. 

New for 2018 / 2019: Next Generation Science Standard (NGSS) field trips! These new programs connect your students with wildlife utilizing the NGSS specific to their grade level. Students visit multiple stations inside and outside the museum, engaging their senses and encountering wildlife. Great opportunities for public school, homeschool, multi-age, preschool, and special needs classes! Just click here: Visit Lindsay Wildlife Experience.

Natural History Specimen Rentals

Teachers, artists, event planners, and many others enjoy exploring and renting from Lindsay’s fascinating Natural History Teaching Collection. Our 16,000 preserved specimens include gems, minerals, fossils, plants, insects, reptiles, birds, and mammals. We invite the Lindsay community to enjoy and benefit from our teaching collection and conservation efforts.

Rental Rates
Small Items: $5 each, with a maximum number of 15 items per rental
Large Items: $20 each, with a maximum number of 5 items per rental

Please Note
We require one week to receive and process your request. All rentals are for 5 days, with the pick-up date counting as the first. Payment is required at time of pick up. The determination of small and large is made by Lindsay staff. Late fees are $5 per day for each small item and $10 per day for each large item. We have limited funds to make our specimens available to teachers and schools in underserved areas. To apply please indicate need in the comments on the request form.

Request specimens! Click here and complete our form.

For more information, email the Natural History Department or call (925) 627-2937.