Historic houses are great tools to help young minds develop a sense of place and history, and an understanding of links between past, present, and future. Students can be inspired to interpret the historical and cultural significance of their community while developing skills of observation, analysis, and evaluation. Hay House accomplishes these goals through three types of educational programming: age-specific school programs designed to complement GPS classroom standards, family events offering entertainment and education for all ages, and teacher training workshops that help teachers use their community’s historic resources in the classroom.
Educational Programs for School Groups
During the school year, the National Historic Landmark Hay House offers the following programs for public and private school groups:
Reservation Information for School Groups
Scheduling School Programs:
Reservations are required for all school programs. Programs are offered Monday through Friday, 9:30am – 2:00pm. All programs last approximately 1 1/2 to 2 hours. Please call at least three weeks in advance. No school groups are scheduled during the Cherry Blossom Festival in late March.
$4 per student unless otherwise noted; teacher/group leader and bus driver free; additional adults are $7 each.
To ensure a good learning environment, group sizes are limited. Larger groups may be divided and rotated among several activities.
One adult is required for every ten students. These adults are admitted free. Additional adults are charged at the group rate of $7/person.
At the time you make your reservation, please alert museum staff to special needs of students so that we can provide the best possible experience for each student.