The Park City Museum has a number of school programs to fit the needs of a variety of ages and subjects. Our school programs and field trips to the Museum seek to inspire curiosity and provide an understanding of Park City’s history. Our first class exhibitions are welcoming and engaging environments where students may explore the lessons of history and how we can connect to our local and state history.
School Programs and Field Trips
All our school programs are FREE for all public, private, charter and home-school students. Reservations are required for all feild trips. Please note that feild trips for schools book quickly. We suggest that you inquire a few months in advance to book the best date and time for your trip. For a group of around fifty students, we ask the teachers divide the students into four equal sized groups to accommodate the four stations set-up in the Museum galleries. At least one chaperone is required for each one of those four groups! For a group of twenty students, there needs to be one chaperone per ten students. School programs are scheduled for the spring (March, April, May, and June) and fall (September, October, and November).
Students of all ages can take a tour of the Park City Museum. Museum staff and docents can easily adapt our programs to meet the curriculum needs of your group. Please advise staff when booking a school group of any particular focus or needs. Park City Museum is very interactive and all the field trip encompass our hands-on exhibits. Historic objects are also incorporated into field trips for students to touch.
We offer the following specialized programs for school groups:
Home School Groups: Bring your group to the Museum to learn about local and western American history.
Pre-K & Kindergarten Program: Students explore objects and antiques from our past.
Elementary Grade Field Trip: Students explore the Park City Museum and Park City’s history through close observation of historic objects. Visit our Teacher Resources page to download the "Life of a Miner & His Family" curriculum for elementary groups.
Grades 4 to 7 - Utah History and Park City: Park City’s history is part of the larger story of our state history. Students learn about Utah history through historic objects, exhibits and themes throughout the Park City Museum.
Grades 8 to 12 - Science & Technology in Park City History: Explore the science and technology behind our history – from mining to skiing. Students observe technology in early Park City mines and ski industry. Visit our Teacher Resources page to download the "Mining & Milling, The Story of Park City" curriculum for high school groups.
The Park City Museum is excited to begin Outreach Programs in the schools. If you are interested in bringing the Museum to your classroom, please contact Diane Knispel at firstname.lastname@example.org or 435-649-7457 ext. 102 to discuss how we can assist you in the classroom! Please note that we will only be able to do these types of programs during the months of September, October, May, and June.
Can’t come to the Museum for a field trip? Bring the Museum to your class! Our Traveling Trunks are available for check out and each trunk includes lesson plans, activities, and objects.
Please contact Diane Knispel at email@example.com or 435-649-7457 ext.102 to check out a Traveling Trunk.