The Bear Necessities

The Bear Necessities, Grades PreK- 1

In this studio program facilitated by a professional museum educator, your students will be immersed in a Colorado habitat as they become black bears and search for food, water, and shelter. Also, explore the Bears & Sea Mammals diorama halls using an exhibit guide that is designed to connect your class with the exhibition and learn through play in the Discovery Zone.

A Spanish speaking bilingual educator may be available upon request. The museum can also provide Spanish program materials for students and chaperones. 

1 chaperone per 10 students is required. Price: $235 per program of up to 32 students and 4 chaperones. 

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Field Trip Checklist

School Bus Map


The customized itinerary contains details of your entire field trip from arrival to departure. The only fixed times are the program start times.

This tool is designed to help teachers and chaperones explore the exhibit spaces with their students and connect to the facilitated program. Guides are available in English and Spanish.

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