School Field Trips

Rev up your lessons!

 

Option 1: Self-guided tour of the museum. Your students and chaperones can check out everything the museum has to offer. A scavenger hunt will be provided to enhance the overall experience.

Option 2: Docent-led tour. Students will learn about the museum and all of the vehicles during a docent-led tour. Students will have the opportunity to ask questions and learn fun facts about the museum and vehicles. A scavenger hunt will be provided to enhance the overall experience.

Option 3: Starting with a docent-led tour, students will learn about the vehicles in the museum along with many fun facts! After the tour, you can add on a STEAM-focused activity led by one of our museum educators in our classroom space to enhance students' overall museum experience. Students will be provided a scavenger hunt to do with the museum educator or to take home if time does not permit. 

All chaperones in ratio receive free entry. Additional chaperones out of the ratio will be charged $15.50 each.  Field trips are already discounted and cannot be combined with other promotions or discounts.  

Education Field Trip
Education Field Trip

Field Trip Pricing:

  • School field trip option 1: $7.25 per student.
  • School field trip option 2: $9.75 per student.
  • School field trip option 3: $12.75 per student.
Youth to Chaperone Ratios:
    • Kinder and younger, 1 chaperone per 3 students.
      • Additional chaperones out of the ratio are charged $15.50.
    • Grade 1- Grade 7, 1 chaperone per 4 students.
      • Additional chaperones out of the ratio are charged $15.50.
    • Grade 8 and up, 1 chaperone per 6 students.
      • Additional chaperones out of the ratio are charged $15.50.

    Lessons

    Kindergarden-2nd grade
    • Group size: 30 students maximum
    • “If I Built a Car” Read aloud and Car Transportation Craft * (1-1.5 hours)
    • This activity begins with a read-aloud of the book “If I Built a Car” While working on fine motor skills, students will love cutting and pasting their very own car craft together. Students will have full creative freedom on how they want their car to look!
    • This activity covers Next Generation Science Standard 3-5ETS1-1 and 3-5-ETS1-2
    * Car Transportation craft is for grades TK-K only. Grades 1-2 will learn fiscal responsibility while working on “building their own car”.
      3rd-5th grade
      • Group size: 30 students maximum
      • Louie Mattar Trip (1 hour)
      • After learning a brief history of our automobiles during the museum tour, students will use critical thinking, problem-solving, and creativity to create an adventurous story of a road trip to New York. This collaborative activity will foster students' imagination for the chance to get their finished product displayed in the museum.
      • This activity covers common core writing standards for grades 3-5
      Middle school
      • Group size: 30 students maximum
      • Self-Propelled Cars (1-1.5 hours)
      • During this guided activity, students will go through the entire engineering design process to create a car that can move on its own. Students will have the option to choose between various propulsion methods to compete against one another to create the fastest and most efficient car!
      • This activity covers Next Generation Science Standards MS-ETS1-1, MS-ETS1-3, and MS-ETS1-4

        To schedule a field trip or if you have any questions regarding our education programs, please contact our COO Brandi Wilson brandi@sdautomuseum.org