Field Trips

Gilbert House Children’s Museum is the perfect field trip destination for your class or school! We invite you and your students to experience an environment specifically tailored to their learning and developmental needs. Our exhibits and programs are designed to engage children in simple and complex forms of play that result in foundational learning.

Group visits include general admission to Gilbert House Children’s Museum, a guide for chaperones, and self-guided exploration. Enrich your experience with add-on enhancements that are aligned to academic standards and supplement classroom education.

Advance scheduling is required to receive group rates. For large groups (groups of 40+) we recommend scheduling at least two months in advance. The group rate is $5.00 per person. This rate is applicable to organized groups of 10 or more paid admissions. One adult chaperone for every 5 students is required and is admitted free. Additional adults are admitted at the group rate. We reserve the right to refuse admission to any group that does not have the required number of chaperones. Groups with over 75 children will be charged an additional $50 fee for staffing support and facility management.

Download our Field Trip Guide to preview our exhibits and frequently asked questions!

Top Reasons to Choose a Gilbert House Experience

  • Voted Best Place to Take the Kids in the Mid-Valley
  • Voted Best Family Attraction in the Mid-Valley
  • Programs aligned to Next Generation Standards
  • Learning comes to life in our 15 hands-on exhibits and 20,000 ft² Outdoor Discovery Area

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Field Trip Enhancements:

These enhancements are a great way to introduce a new subject, provide enrichment, and encourage discovery. Enhancements focus on science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) using an inquiry approach which meet Next Generation standards. Enhancements are approximately 45-minutes long, and are available to enhance your field trip experience during the regular school year (September-June). The cost is $100 per workshop with a maximum of 20 students per workshop. Additional students can be added for $4/each. An additional workshop can be added to accommodate larger groups.

Choose from:

K-PS2-1 Motion and Stability: Forces and Interactions
This class is developmentally appropriate for kindergarteners.

We don’t normally encourage pushing and pulling when working with kids, but that is exactly what this enhancement asks kids to do! Students will discover how strength and direction of a push or pull effects how things move. Getting hands-on with two different activities will have students looking at pushing and pulling in a brand new way!

1-PS4-3 Waves and their Applications in Technologies for Information Transfer
This class is developmentally appropriate for first graders. 

What happens when light hits an object? Students will answer this question while engaging in two different stations during the workshop time. Walking away with a strong understanding of how light waves respond to different materials is the goal of this investigation.

2-ESS2-1 Earth’s Systems, K-2-ETS1-3 Engineering Design
This class is developmentally appropriate for kindergarteners to second graders.

Kids will get their hands dirty, literally, as they explore ways to engineer solutions to prevent erosion. In small groups, students will design and test their ideas for how to protect houses on a hill or beach from being swept away.

3-PS2-4 Motion and Stability: Forces and Interactions, 3-5-ETS1-3 Engineering Design
This class is developmentally appropriate for third to fifth graders.

Your students will love building toy cars that are powered by magnets! Students will design, test, and modify their own toy cars and use their knowledge of magnets to make the cars race across the room. This fieldtrip enhancement meets the Engineering Design standards from NGSS.

Other Enhancements:

Museum Quests
Looking for an inexpensive way for students and chaperones to explore everything the Museum has to offer? A Quest ensures students visit all exhibit spaces and work together to solve problems. Students will be provided with printed scavenger hunts and pencils. Chaperones will be provided with answer keys. $1.00 per student.