Field Trips

Standards-Based Field Trips

Program Information

To schedule a program: Please call 302-368-5703 or email director@ironhill-museum.org for more information or to inquire about reserving your field trip.

Our programs focus on earth science, archaeology, Native American studies, natural history, and paleontology as they relate to Delaware and the region.

The Iron Hill Museum programs address State of Delaware Curriculum Framework standards and benchmarks.

Field trip cost: $4.50 per student. There is a reduced rate of $4.00 per student when program is scheduled for the afternoon on weekdays. Exceptions to this price is our Earth Science + Collect program. This is $6 per student.

Up to 60 students can be accommodated per field trip visit. Larger groups can reserve both morning and afternoon visits. A minimum of 10 students (or $45 minimum) is requested. Groups are split into approximately 20 students per museum educator. Field trips are 120 minutes in length. (This can be tailored to a shorter time if requested by the teacher.)

Our current programs are:

Important Notes About Field Trips

Visitors should dress for a short trail walk in comfortable walking shoes. In the event of very bad weather, you may wish to reschedule, because half of the museum program is outside. Tour groups are split into smaller groups of about 15 students each. 1-2 chaperones per group is suggested. There is a $2 charge for chaperones, not the teachers.

You are welcome to have a picnic lunch either before or after your program. Ten picnic tables and an outside stage and sitting areas are available for your group.

Before you get here, please review important information.

Gift Shop

We encourage you to visit our small but nifty gift shop. Many earth treasures are available at $.50 to $10. Proceeds support our exhibits and programs. If you wish to shop, please allow a few extra minutes after your program or during your picnic lunch.

Don’t forget to check out our Outreach Programs – Museum Educators come to your school!

For Teachers: Before You Visit…

Download this important packet of information to help you and your students plan your visit to Iron Hill:

 

MUSEUM VISIT AND NATURE WALK
Introduction to museum exhibits – rocks and minerals, artifacts, animals of Delaware, the Lenni Lenape of Delaware, and the favorite fluorescent mineral display. This program is a great overview of the entire museum and the topic of natural history. 90 minutes in length.
Subject  Standard  Title  Grade Level 
Economics One Microeconomics 4th to 8th
Geography One
Two
Three
Four
Maps
Environment
Places
Regions
K to 8th
K to 5th
K to 5th
K to 5th
History One
Two
Three
Four
Chronology
Analysis
Interpretation
Content
4th to 8th
4th to 5th
K to 8th
K to 8th
Science Five
Seven
Earth’s Dynamic Systems
Diversity & Continuity of Living Things
K to 12th
K to 12th
EARTH SCIENCE
Using the museum’s collection of rocks and minerals, a hands-on discovery process of rock and mineral identification. Learn about earth materials that brought people to Iron Hill long ago, and discuss nonrenewable natural resources that we use today. 90 minutes in length.
Subject
Science
Standard
Two
Three
Five
Title
Materials & Their Properties
Energy & Its Effects
Earth’s Dynamic Systems
Grade Level
K to 8th
K to 8th
K to 12th
NATIVE AMERICAN PROGRAM
A focus on the Lenni Lenape, also known as the Delaware Indians. Discover how we learn about these people through the archaeological record. A visit to an archaeological site helps children understand the importance of preserving the past. 90 minutes in length.
Subject
Geography
Standard
Two
Three
Four
Title
Environment
Places
Regions
Grade Level
K to 8th
K to 8th
K to 8th
History One
Two
Three
Four
Chronology
Analysis
Interpretation
Content
K to 8th
K to 8th
K to 8th
K to 8th
ENHANCED GEOLOGY
An all-day earth science program, including visits to the Delaware Geological Survey (DGS), Iron Hill Museum and Trail, and afternoon rock collecting at the top of Iron Hill Park. A full day of adventure! Cost for the program is $225 per class (up to 30). Two groups can be scheduled on the same day by special arrangement. 4.5 hours, includes a lunch break.
Subject
Science
Standard
Two
Three
Five
Title
Materials & Their Properties
Energy & Its Effects
Earth’s Dynamic Systems
Grade Level
K to 8th
K to 8th
K to 12th
EARTH SCIENCE AND ROCK COLLECTING
Come for the tour, stay for the rock collecting! Don’t have time to do the enhanced Geology? On our Earth Science and Rock Collecting tour students still experience the full Earth Science tour, and after lunch get to go to the top of Iron Hill and collect rocks. Cost for the program is $6 per student. 3.5 hours, includes a one-hour lunch break.
Subject
Science
Standard
Two
Three
Five
Title
Materials & Their Properties
Energy & Its Effects
Earth’s Dynamic Systems
Grade Level
K to 8th
K to 8th
K to 12th