You’ve taught your students the three R’s.
Now introduce three more— Reveal, Reflect, and Respond— to your students during a Field Trip at the Greensboro History Museum.
How Much do Field Trips Cost?
Our Field trips are free and are a great resource for educators who teach students in Kindergarten to 5th Grade. They are shaped to be hands-on, promote experiential learning, meet the North Carolina curriculum standards and engage students in ways that not only complement, but enhance their formal learning.
When are Field Trips Available?
Field Trips are available October 3, 2017 until May 31, 2018 for groups of up to 72 students per visit, from Tuesdays through Fridays, beginning at 9:30 AM.
When Should I Request a Field Trip?
Since Field Trips are made possible by the availability of our museum volunteers, educators are strongly encouraged to make a request three weeks before they would like to visit. This allows our staff to arrange the best possible experience for the group.
How Do I Request a Field Trip?
Schedule a Field Trip online using the form below.
Preparations & Group Organization
- Admission to the museum is always free. To evaluate and improve this municipal service, however, we ask that teachers complete an online survey after the Field Trip.
- Museum Field Trips are available beginning at 9:30 AM Tuesdays through Fridays throughout the school year. The Museum is able to accommodate up to 72 students per visit.
- Prepare students for their visit by emphasizing appropriate behavior and introducing applicable curriculum.
- Provide students with name tags before they arrive.
- Bring one teacher/chaperone for each station during your Field Trip (Due to space, please limit the number of chaperones to two per station. This is subject to change for students with disabilities). All chaperones must be at least 18 years of age. The museum reserves the right to alter or cancel scheduled programs in the event of low teacher/chaperone turnout.
- Prior to arriving, organize your students into similar sized groups (depending on the number of stations, which is usually six).
- If busing to the museum, organize students on the bus by groups to allow for easier entrance after arrival.
- The museum cannot provide space for visitors to eat inside. Groups may eat in Richardson Park (behind the museum), LeBauer Park, Center City Park, Fisher Park (for groups of 20 or less), or on their bus during cold/inclement weather.
- For school groups that will not have time to visit the Museum Shop after their program, $3 and $5 goody bags are available. If you would like to arrange this, please let us know at least five business days before your visit how many goody bags you would like to order. Checks are payable to the “Greensboro History Museum Shop” on the day of your visit.
- For the benefit of our volunteers, we require at least 24 hours notice to cancel scheduled Field Trips. To cancel a Field Trip, please speak with a museum representative at 336.333.6831 or at 336.373.2043 during business hours, or leave a detailed message with your contact information.
- Please arrive at the main entrance on East Lindsay Street 10 minutes before your scheduled visit to facilitate your entrance into the museum.
- If your group is running more than 15 minutes late, please call 336-373-2043 to notify staff of your situation. We reserve the right to cancel programs for groups arriving more than 30 minutes late without notice.
- Depending on availability, up to two buses may park in front of the Museum. Vehicles must not park in the fire lane. Smaller vehicles may park in the Museum’s free public parking behind the building and across East Lindsay Street.
- Teachers/chaperones should lead students off the bus in their groups, and arrange groups into distinct lines on the museum’s front plaza. In case of inclement weather, groups can be lined up inside the lobby instead. Students will be led into the auditorium and seated in their groups by row.
During Your Visit
- Field Trips at the museum are made possible by volunteers. An unexpected shortage of volunteers on the day of your visit requires Field Trips to be altered, or turned into a self-guided visit. If at anytime, including the day of the Field Trip, we become aware that the visit will be affected by a shortage of volunteers, education staff will inform and help adjust the group’s visit.
- Teachers/Chaperones are expected to escort students throughout the museum at all times, keep their groups together and on task. The downstairs restrooms accommodate a maximum of four male and four female students at one time. Chaperones are expected to supervise students’ behavior in the restrooms.
- The museum reserves the right to amend or cancel programs in case of student misbehavior.
- At the end of the program, student groups will return to the auditorium to wait for the entire group to gather before leaving. During this time, students may visit the Museum Shop. Due to space constraints and safety, students must remain with their chaperone and assigned group while visiting the museum shop and exiting the Museum.
After Your Visit
- We encourage teachers to organize post-visit activities to allow students to compare and contrast their museum experiences, thus deepening the impact of their engagement with the history.
Still Have Questions About Field Trips?
Please contact Catherine Johns, Field Trip and Group Tour Coordinator, by email at GHMeducation@greensboro-nc.gov or by phone at 336.373.2971.
How do I Request a Tour for My Civic Group?
Please see our Group Tour Planner.