For Educators

Virtual Learning

Visit “one of the wonders of the natural world” without leaving your classroom. No need to schedule transportation or pack a lunch to visit Ashfall Fossil Beds State Historical Park. Our educators and scientists interact with your students through our live, interactive videoconferencing programs.

Virtual Field Trips can be scheduled mid-March through mid-November. Pricing for our virtual field trips can be found below. 

Thanks to a generous gift from the Friends of the University of Nebraska State Museum, Nebraska K-12 teachers may be considered for scholarship funding to cover the Virtual Field Trip classroom fee. Complete the “Description of Need” section within the Virtual Field trip reservation form. Qualifying schools may receive up to two scholarships per school year.

Funding may also be available from the Nebraska Educational Technology Association through their Virtual Field Trip Mini-grant Program.


Program Fees

Program Fee:
In Nebraska (Schools, Libraries, Educational non-profit): $100
Outside of Nebraska and/or CILC Member: $125
CILC Premier Member: $115

Program Details

CAPACITY: Preferred capacity 30 participants. For larger groups, please consult with the VFT educator in advance.

SIGN-UP: 2-3 weeks advance notice appreciated

Audio/Video tests by request only.
Please contact us if you have questions about your technology needs.

RESCHEDULING: If a virtual field trip needs to be rescheduled due to unforeseen technical or weather events, we will try to reschedule within the following two weeks at no extra charge.

CANCELLATION POLICY: Cancellations must be made at least 7 days prior to the scheduled virtual field trip. Failure to cancel in advance will result in being charged the full price of the program. There is no charge if your program is canceled due to weather or unforeseen technical problems.

Concurrent virtual field trips are encouraged within a school. We request classes be held on same day.