School Programs FAQs

  • All school and youth groups must make a reservation.
  • We recommend scheduling your visit at least two weeks in advance.
  • We require a minimum number of adult chaperones with students (8:1 ratio).
  • The minimum number of paying visitors necessary to receive the school group rate is 10.
  • Chaperones above the 8:1 ratio can count towards the minimum.
  • There is a non-refundable $10 reservation fee for all school programs.
  • Additional chaperones and adults exceeding the 8:1 ratio pay the student price.
  • Food, beverages and cell phone use are not allowed in the museums or Research Archives; non-flash photography is permitted. Bins to store lunches are available, and there is ample picnic space outdoors in Balboa Park.
  • A confirmation and relevant pre-visit materials, where applicable, will be e-mailed to you prior to your scheduled visit.
  • We require at least one week’s notice for any cancellations. Please let us know of any cancellations as soon as possible.

School Programs require advance reservations.

To make a reservation: Program Request
For reservation questions or more information: 619-232-6203 x 130 or k12programs@sandiegohistory.org
NOTE: Reservation fees must be received within two weeks of scheduled visit to hold your date. Confirmation letters are sent upon payment receipt.
Fees: $7/student; free admission for chaperones up to 8:1 ratio
Title I schools: $4/student reduced fee; free admission for chaperones up to 8:1 ratio
Program schedule: Monday – Friday, 9:30-11:30am

Outreach programs require advance reservations.
To make a reservation for an outreach program: Outreach Reservation
For questions and information: 619-232-6203 x 130 or k12programs@sandiegohistory.org

 

Research Archives programs require advance reservation.
To make a reservation for either program: Program Request
For Research Archives reservation questions or more information: k12programs@sandiegohistory.org or 619-232-6203, x 130
Days Offered: Mondays-Fridays
Grade levels: Middle; High
Times: Contact us to schedule a visit; time and duration varies

Cost: Varies according to extent of research assistance. $4-$6 per student; $4-$6 per teacher/chaperone; $10 reservation fee. Additional charge for optional photocopies.
Maximum Number of Students: Approximately 15, with larger groups being split and rotating between Research Archives and gallery exhibitions.

To make a reservation for a self-guided tour at either site: Self-Guided Tour Reservation

Questions

For questions and information: 619-232-6203 x 130 or k12programs@sandiegohistory.org
Fees: $4/student; free admission for chaperones up to 8:1 ratio
Title I schools: $2/student; free admission for chaperones up to 8:1 ratio
Schedule: Monday – Friday, 11:30 am -3:30 pm

Are you a Title I School?

Funds are available for qualified Title I schools to help support your field trip or outreach program. For availability, call the Education Department at 619.232-6203×130