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Interactive Field Trips

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The ELEMENTARY INTERACTIVE TOUR is a fun group experience for Grades 3-5. This two-hour program begins in our classroom with a participatory vocabulary activity in which students learn words related to archaeology, history, and science. As students work to discover these new terms, they build a “vocabulary ladder” with a surprise at the top. Students also get the opportunity to see artifacts up close and to dress in the excavation gear worn during the project. Following the classroom activity, students will take a guided tour of the treasures found on the Arabia and see a demonstration at our working lab.

 

Length:

  • 2 hours

 

Prices: 

Students:

  • $7.50 each (with Tax ID)
  • $8.25 each (without Tax ID)

Adults:

  • For every 10 children, one adult is admitted free.
  • Additional adults pay $12.50 each.

*Minimum of 20 students required for interactive tours.

 

Click to view LESSON PLANS:

Grades 3-5 Interactive Tour Lesson Plans

 


 

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Our MIDDLE SCHOOL INTERACTIVE TOUR is a truly unique program for students in Grades 6-8. In addition to a guided tour of the exhibit, students experience the preservation process firsthand. Students learn about the varying techniques used to clean wooden artifacts, metal, textiles, and rare food items found on the Arabia. A special demonstration of the freeze-drying process gives students an understanding of how pressure, sublimation, and vacuums work. The most exciting part of this program is the opportunity to clean an actual artifact from the Arabia. Students work in pairs to clean, preserve, and document a real piece of history (including 30 min. lunch break).

Length: 3 hours

Prices: 

  • Students:
    • $9.75 each (with Tax ID)
    • $10.75 (without Tax ID)
  • Adults:
    • For every 10 children, one adult is admitted free.
    • Additional adults pay $12.50 each.

                  *Minimum of 20 students required for interactive tours.

HELPFUL HINT: The Middle School Interactive Tour can also be adapted for high school students, scout troops, church groups, and even adult groups who are interested in working hands-on with artifacts.  Call for details.

 

Click to view LESSON PLANS:

Grades 6-8 Interactive Tour Lesson Plans