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School Group Kits
Guided Museum Tours
Guided Museum tours bring the past to life for students and enrich classroom lessons with hands-on activities. Students engage with places, objects, and ideas from the 19th century and gain a new understanding of their own 21st-century lives. Our experienced Museum educators lead one-hour, 45-minute tours that are divided into small groups of 10 to 15 students. Our guided tours are aligned with the Common Core State Standards. Field trip grant funding is available!
|Grades||K - 12|
|Group Size||10 students minimum, 120 maximum (larger groups will be sub-divided)|
|Length||1 hour and 45 minutes (Kindergarten and Grade 1 tours are one hour)|
|Fees||Students: Admission price is $10.50 per student; and $5 per student additional for the guided tour (total of $15.50 per student) |
Adults: For every 10 students one teacher (or scout leader) gets in free; any additional adults pay $19
Chaperones: 1 adult per 10 students required; 2 are recommended
Guided Tour Options
|Program||Grade Level |
|Type||Social Studies||Language Arts||Science||Math|
|Sailor's Work||Gr. K - 5||Day||X||X||X||X|
|Life in a Seaport Town||Gr. 2 - 6||Day||X||X||X||X|
|Whaling||Gr. 2 - 12||Day||X||X||X||X|
|Voyage to America||Gr. 3 - 8||Day||X||X||X|
|Hands-On History||Gr. 4 - 6||Experiential||X||X||X|
|Force and Motion||Gr. 4 - 9||Day||X||X||X|
|Ship to Shore||Gr. 4 - 9||Overnight||X||X||X||X|
|Black Hands, Blue Seas||Gr. 5 - 8||Day||X||X||X|
Grade levels listed are suggested based on established program elements. Programs can be modified to meet the needs of lower/higher grades if desired. Please contact the Education Department at email@example.com to discuss these details.
One adult is required -- two are recommended -- for every 10 students. Chaperones are required to stay with their group at all times and are responsible for the safety and behavior of all students. For every 10 students one teacher (or scout leader) gets in for free; any additional adults pay the adult group rate.
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