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Onsite Field Trips to the History Center

Onsite Field Trips to the History Center

Safety Is Our Priority

At this time, we ask that all students, chaperones, and teachers, as well as History Center staff, continue to wear masks/face coverings for the duration of the field trip.

Themed Field Trips

We offer a variety of themed options for field trips to best fit your curriculum needs. Each field trip option allows for hands-on exploration of the museum, with additional activities and experiences.

Available field-trip themes:

  • Highlights of the Museum (all grade levels) – A comprehensive overview of 12,000 years of Florida history, spanning a variety of content areas
  • First Floridians (grades 2 and up) – A look at the lifeways of Florida’s indigenous people, with a focus on the Timucua and the Seminoles
  • Breaking Barriers (grades 2 and up) – An exploration of Black history in Florida, through the stories of those who broke through barriers and inspired change
  • Pioneer Hustle (grades 1 and up) – An overview of life as a pioneer, with a look at what it took to survive on the Florida frontier

Onsite field trips include:

  • 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. schedule, with five rotating stops
  • Hands-on workshop based on selected tour theme
  • Courtroom mock trial experience
  • STEM challenge activities, hands-on replicas and primary sources*
  • Standard-based lesson plans emailed to teacher

*Activities and exhibits are subject to change

Cost for Field Trips: $8 per student. One free chaperone per 10 students. $8 per additional chaperone. Educators are free.

Limit of two chaperones in addition to the teacher for each class. 150 students max per day.

Onsite Field Trips are available Monday – Friday, August 30, 2021 – May 25, 2022

Grant funding is available for eligible Orange County public schools on a first-come, first-served basis.

Self-Guided School Tours

Self-guided tours of the History Center allow educators and children to set the pace and guide their own experience through the museum. These tours include:

  • Suggested exhibit-rotation schedules
  • Teacher guides for each exhibit
  • Standard-based scavenger hunt for students

Cost for Self-Guided Tours: $6 per student. One free chaperone per 10 students. $8 per additional chaperone. Educators are free.

How to Book Your Field Trip

Registration for field trips is available online. Click the link below to complete the registration form.

A $50 deposit is required to reserve a date for field trips (cash, check, or credit card). Deposits are refundable with notice of cancellation no less than two weeks prior to your program date. Deposits are applied to the total cost of your tour. Upon arrival at the History Center, we will collect the remainder of the payment for the number of classes in attendance.

Grant funding is available for eligible Orange County public schools on a first-come, first-served basis.

If you have questions about booking your field trip, call the Education Department at 407-836-8580 or email Shannon.Elliston@ocfl.net.

Field Trip Lesson Plan Downloads

• Kindergarten Field Trip Lesson Plans
• Grades 1-2 Field Trip Lesson Plans
• Grades 3-5 Field Trip Lesson Plans
• Grades 6-12 Field Trip Lesson Plans

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