Plan a Field Trip

Program Outline: Students are divided into small groups to allow each student multiple opportunities for hands-on practice. The groups cycle through different learning stations, each introducing vocabulary and objects through demonstration and participation to support an idea or process. Groups generally rotate through three or four learning stations based on age and grade. Some of the learning stations are:

  • Steam Bending

  • Trunnel Making  

  • Simple Machines

  • Frame Design

  • Schoolhouse Scavenger Hunt

  • Visit to the Old Burying Ground

The Museum requires a chaperone for every ten school age children. Chaperones/teachers are not charged admission.

A two hour visit is $10.00 per child for groups of 50 students or fewer. Museum memberships and passes are not valid for field trips. Please contact the Education and Group Coordinator for group visits.

For more information or to schedule a visit, please contact our Education and Group Coordinator at education@essexshipbuilding.org  or 978-768-6441.