Q?rius for Teachers

Students examine a human skull during a Forensic Mysteries school program in the Q?rius Lab.

In the Q?rius school programs, students use inquiry-based, team-oriented approaches to answer scientific questions. Smithsonian photo NHB2013-02810.

Q?rius is an interactive learning space that brings the unique assets of the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History – the science, researchers, and collections – out from behind the scenes. In Q?rius, students enter into the role of our scientists and engage in solving real-world problems.

On weekday mornings from October to June, Q?rius offers a variety of free, 60-minute, standards-aligned, staff-led school programs for students in grades 6 through 12.

School program registration for the 2015-2016 school year will open on August 17, 2015.

Educators please browse our school programs and register online. Feel free to contact us with any questions.

Museum educator and student

AT THE MUSEUM | Bring your class to the Museum

  • Q?rius School Programs, Grades 6-12
  • Q?rius Jr. School Programs, Grades K-5
  • Plan Your Visit to Q?rius


Science webcast

ONLINE | Bring the Museum into your classroom

  • Teaching Resources
  • Webcasts, Grades 6-8


Photo of student intern at telescope

YOUTH PROGRAMS | Opportunities for Students

  • Internships
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • Workshops