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Available Programs

Discovery Drawing

Every 2nd Saturday of the Month from 2-3 PM in the education classrooms. FREE for first graders and older.

Discovery Reading

Thursdays at 11am in the education classrooms. Free to the general public.

Exhibits Tour

The Bean Life Science museum has informative and well marked information panels throughout the exhibits and is easily self guided. For large groups (such as school groups) we recommend a self guided tour. You do not need to schedule a self guided tour in advance. You are welcome to bring your group anytime during the museum's open hours

The Bean Life Science Museum does offer a guided tour of the exhibits for small groups. The tour lasts 30-45 minutes and is designed for groups no larger than 15 people. Unfortunately, due to available staff, we are unable to give concurrent tours.

Tours may start 15 minutes after the hour and may be scheduled from 10:15 AM until 6:15 PM Monday - Friday. Tours on Saturday may start 15 minutes after the hour and may be scheduled from 10:15 AM until 4:15 PM, except during the public live animal show hours which are 1 PM and 3 PM.

Junior Naturalist Program at Thanksgiving Point

This summer is the 4th year we have partnered with Thanksgiving Point Institute to bring you this Junior Naturalist Summer Camp. While the Junior Naturalist Program is for everyone regardless of age, this summer camp is for 4th & 5th graders (June 5-9) and 6th & 7th graders (June 26-30). Join us as we explore nature around us and participate in collecting, recording, preparing, identifying and sharing. Registration is limited.

Registration for this program is not available at this time.

Nature Experienceships

Spend time with an expert!

For ONLY $10, anyone age 12 and older (including adults) can sign up to learn about the living world around us. Don't miss this opportunity.

Wildlife Adventures

Important Information

  • Classes are for ages 6-12
  • Tuesday classes begin at noon and end at 2:00 PM at the museum; no lunch is provided.
  • Thursday classes run from noon to approximately 4:00 PM but are subject to change due to field trip travel; a snack is provided.
  • There is a $35 fee per week (Tuesday and Thursday classes) per student.
  • Payments are made online.
  • You must register one week prior to the class.
  • Due to preparation required, we do not accept registration the morning of the class.
  • A refund (excluding a $4.00 processing fee) is available one week prior to the class.
  • To ensure quality classes, we reserve the right to limit the class size according to need.
  • Questions? email is preferred - beanmuseum@gmail.com, or call (801) 422-6698.

Registration for this program is not available at this time.