Outreach & Fieldtrips
Mondays and Tuesdays
Our theme for this school year is “Tinkering,” a new buzz word in the world of education, describing projects and curriculum for children that focus on hands-on experiences, learning from failures, and unstructured time to explore and invent.
Educators are excited about Tinkering, because it specifically sets up the time and space to allow children to engage in the processes of exploration and invention, which consequently stimulates the potential for innovation.
- Toy Take Apart (Pre-K – 1st Grade)
- Marble Machines(2nd – 3rd Grade)
- Circuit Necklaces (4th- 5th Grade)
About Museum Outreach & Field Trips
These fieldtrip programs, which are offered at The Trailhead Children’s Museum at a discounted admission rate of $2/student, will capitalize on the students learning through tinkering which is important because it helps children understand how things are made, enables them to have focused and unstructured time to explore and test ideas, and it is at the heart of invention.
It’s the Trailhead’s mission to offer new and exciting thematic programs each year with a focus on integrating unique, hands-on learning opportunities and play. This year’s programs will be offered on Mondays and Tuesdays, dates TBD.
Programs are $2 per student (no child will be tuned away for lack of ability to pay) and require a two hour time block. The fieldtrip program includes a whole group lesson, learning stations and free play time in the museum. We ask that teachers schedule their visit in advance to allow for proper staffing, materials and planning. Additionally, we request that one class attend at a time (or no more than 30 students) to allow for optimal learning and a quality museum experience. Teachers and parent volunteers may be asked to assist when the class breaks into small groups.