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A guest plays with some tusks collections

Field Trips


Field trips are available year-round.


Student $5
Additional adults $5
Teachers Free

Reduced Fee Qualifications

  • Schools with a 50 percent or greater economic disadvantage rate, as determined by the Department of Public Instruction, may qualify for reduced rates.

Curriculum Standards for Field Trips

Thinking Like a Historian

The Wisconsin Historical Museum practices the “Thinking Like a Historian: Rethinking History Instruction” (TLH) inquiry-based educational theory. TLH provides a common language among educators and students. The theory allows for the historical process to be combined with historical categories of inquiry which promotes historical literacy.

Wisconsin Model Academic Standards

Wisconsin Historical Museum field trips support and enhance core language arts standards while uniquely providing a different learning environment for students. Museum programs support “Common Core English Language Arts Standards for Reading: Informational Text and Speaking and Listening.”