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Children’s History Hour Field Trip

DAYSOffered Tuesdays-Fridays
NUMBERS10-60 Students (If you have more than 60 students please schedule field trips on two separate days)
CHAPERONESWe require 1 adult chaperones per 10 students. Each group will need a chaperone and we ask that teachers rotate between stations for bathroom breaks, etc. We ask that chaperones do not bring other children with them (i.e. student's siblings)
START TIMETuesdays: 10am
Wenesdays-Fridays: 9am, 9:30am, OR 10am
OPTIONSWe find that most groups enjoy the THEN & NOW theme but can do other themes upon request.

Groups of up to 60 Kindergarten and 1st graders are invited to participate in our Children’s History Hour Field Trip. Each 1 hour and 45 minute visit visit to the museum includes:

  • Program Introduction
  • Read aloud of age appropriate children’s book
  • Brief tour of an exhibit featuring an activity (i.e. passing around and identifying historic objects)
  • A facilitated craft related to the book and exhibit
  • Optional free play in the “Beads, Blankets, and Buffalo” children’s exhibit


How was life different in the past? What kinds of toys did children play with? What tools were used in the kitchen and around the home? How did people get supplies before Walmart and Amazon were invented? We’ll read “The Wheat Doll” by Alison L. Randall, explore regional history exhibits, and make a historic toy to take home. Let’s compare life in the past today.

  • Are you studying a specific topic in the classroom that you would like to connect to your field trip? Please let us know and we’ll do our best to adapt to your needs!