Field Trips are scheduled from 10:00 a.m. until noon. Transportation grants are available to assist with the cost of buses. Students are free. There is a $2.00 admission fee for each adult.
Students visit the Museum twice during the school year. First, students visit for a docent-led comprehensive field trip tour. Students are guided through all four wings of the Museum, i.e., Natural History, Archaeology, Anthropology and Art. Students also have workbooks that they use to reinforce their learning. Students may then come back at a later date for a second focus field trip, which concentrates on one specific wing of the Museum, based on grade curriculum.
Sixth Grade: Sixth grade students would get the greatest benefit by visiting the Museum twice during the school year. The first visit includes a docent-led tour of all four wings: Natural History, Archaeology, Anthropology, and Art. While in each wing, students create their own “Docent Handbook” to be used when they bring their families back for a tour of the Museum that they give.
To coordinate with the sixth grade science curriculum, students come back for a focus field trip in the Natural History Wing. First, students spend time in the Natural History Wing with special workbooks. After identifying fossils and specimens pictured in the workbooks, students work in groups answering related questions. Students are then taken into the Museum Conference Room for a special presentation and close-up view of gems, minerals and fossils. Students then may spend time at the Museum Store, which is particularly rich with items from Natural History.