WE ENGAGE COMMUNITIES ON A LEARNING JOURNEY IN HISTORY AND SCIENCE

Plan Your Field Trip!

Create a unique educational experience with a trip to the NEW Sloan Museum of Discovery or the state-of-the-art Longway Planetarium! To see a full list of field trips and outreach programs, download our 2023-2024_Field Trip Education Guide, or sort by grade level and class type below.

RESERVATIONS

  • Effective July, 2023, School Group admission rate for Sloan Museum of Discovery is $6 per student; School Group admission rate for Longway Planetarium is $5.50 per student (teachers are admitted at no charge).
  • To make a reservation for your on-site program, call 810-237-3409, weekdays 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., or email: Reservations@SloanLongway.org
  • A fee will be charged to all groups that give less than a 72 hours’ notice of cancellation.
  • Groups arriving more than 10 minutes late for their scheduled programs will receive the next available timeslot.
  • Please request arrangements for students with special needs with making your reservation.

FIELD TRIP FUNDING 

  • Through a 3-year partnership with Dort Financial Credit Union starting in 2023, funding for school field trips may be available for Genesee County students. Please review this press release for more details, or inquire when making your school field trip reservations.

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TIME TRAVELERS

History & Social Studies Kindergarten

TIME TRAVELERS

Students will travel back in time to explore historical objects and learn about people from the past through hands-on activities. Compare and contrast historical artifacts with the objects used in the present, and think about what people in the future may use for a similar purpose.

GLCE: K-H2.0.1, K-H2.0.4

TIME TRAVELERS

Students will travel back in time to explore historical objects and learn about people from the past through hands-on activities. Compare and contrast historical artifacts with the objects used in the present, and think about what people in the future may use for a similar purpose.

GLCE: K-H2.0.1, K-H2.0.4

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IT ALL STARTS WITH ME

History & Social Studies Kindergarten

IT ALL STARTS WITH ME

Students will explore the past, present, and future from the perspective of their own lives. Join a museum educator for historical story time, identify the important details and people from the story, and compare life today with life in the past, while creating a hands-on project to take home.

GLCE: K-H2.0.1, K-H2.0.2, K-H2.0.3, K-G5.0.1

IT ALL STARTS WITH ME

Students will explore the past, present, and future from the perspective of their own lives. Join a museum educator for historical story time, identify the important details and people from the story, and compare life today with life in the past, while creating a hands-on project to take home.

GLCE: K-H2.0.1, K-H2.0.2, K-H2.0.3, K-G5.0.1

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TIME TRAVELERS

History & Social Studies 1st Grade

TIME TRAVELERS

Students will travel back in time to explore historical objects and learn about people from the past through hands-on activities. Compare and contrast historical artifacts with the objects used in the present, and think about what people in the future may use for a similar purpose.

GLCE: 1-H2.0.5, 1-H2.0.6

TIME TRAVELERS

Students will travel back in time to explore historical objects and learn about people from the past through hands-on activities. Compare and contrast historical artifacts with the objects used in the present, and think about what people in the future may use for a similar purpose.

GLCE: 1-H2.0.5, 1-H2.0.6

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IT ALL STARTS WITH ME

History & Social Studies 1st Grade

IT ALL STARTS WITH ME

Students will explore the past, present, and future from the perspective of their own lives. Join a museum educator for historical story time, identify the important details and people from the story, and compare life today with life in the past, while creating a hands-on project to take home.

GLCE: 1-H2.0.1, 1-H2.0.3, 1-H2.0.4, 1-H2.0.5, 1-H2.0.6

IT ALL STARTS WITH ME

Students will explore the past, present, and future from the perspective of their own lives. Join a museum educator for historical story time, identify the important details and people from the story, and compare life today with life in the past, while creating a hands-on project to take home.

GLCE: 1-H2.0.1, 1-H2.0.3, 1-H2.0.4, 1-H2.0.5, 1-H2.0.6

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IF I COULD BUILD A CITY

History & Social Studies 1st Grade

IF I COULD BUILD A CITY

What is a community? It’s never too soon to learn how communities work. Join our educators as they focus on the importance of transportation, location, communication, and infrastructure to help “build a city” and make it successful. Each team will discuss, plan, and build a two-dimensional model city.

GLCE: 1-G5.0.1, 1-E1.0.1

IF I COULD BUILD A CITY

What is a community? It’s never too soon to learn how communities work. Join our educators as they focus on the importance of transportation, location, communication, and infrastructure to help “build a city” and make it successful. Each team will discuss, plan, and build a two-dimensional model city.

GLCE: 1-G5.0.1, 1-E1.0.1

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RESOURCEFUL RED HEN

History & Social Studies 2nd Grade

RESOURCEFUL RED HEN

Using her entrepreneurial skills, the Little Red Hen invested natural, capital, and human resources to produce some delicious goods! The cat, dog, and mouse learned a hard lesson about incentives and opportunity costs. Using a reader’s theater format, kids will hear the story of “The Little Red Hen.” Students will use natural, capital, and human resources to plant wheat seeds to take home.

GLCE: 2-E1.0.1, 2-E1.0.4

RESOURCEFUL RED HEN

Using her entrepreneurial skills, the Little Red Hen invested natural, capital, and human resources to produce some delicious goods! The cat, dog, and mouse learned a hard lesson about incentives and opportunity costs. Using a reader’s theater format, kids will hear the story of “The Little Red Hen.” Students will use natural, capital, and human resources to plant wheat seeds to take home.

GLCE: 2-E1.0.1, 2-E1.0.4

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IF I COULD BUILD A CITY

History & Social Studies 2nd Grade

IF I COULD BUILD A CITY

What is a community? It’s never too soon to learn how communities work. Join our educators as they focus on the importance of transportation, location, communication, and infrastructure to help “build a city” and make it successful. Each team will discuss, plan, and build a two dimensional model city.

GLCE: 2-G2.0.2, 2-G4.0.1, 2-G4.0.2, 2-G5.0.1, 2-G5.0.2, 2-E1.0.2

IF I COULD BUILD A CITY

What is a community? It’s never too soon to learn how communities work. Join our educators as they focus on the importance of transportation, location, communication, and infrastructure to help “build a city” and make it successful. Each team will discuss, plan, and build a two dimensional model city.

GLCE: 2-G2.0.2, 2-G4.0.1, 2-G4.0.2, 2-G5.0.1, 2-G5.0.2, 2-E1.0.2

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RESOURCEFUL RED HEN

History & Social Studies 3rd Grade

RESOURCEFUL RED HEN

Using her entrepreneurial skills, the Little Red Hen invested natural, capital, and human resources to produce some delicious goods! The cat, dog, and mouse learned a hard lesson about incentives and opportunity costs. Using a reader’s theater format, kids will hear the story of “The Little Red Hen.” Students will use natural, capital, and human resources to plant wheat seeds to take home.

GLCE: 3-E1.0.1, 3-E1.0.2, 3-E1.0.4

RESOURCEFUL RED HEN

Using her entrepreneurial skills, the Little Red Hen invested natural, capital, and human resources to produce some delicious goods! The cat, dog, and mouse learned a hard lesson about incentives and opportunity costs. Using a reader’s theater format, kids will hear the story of “The Little Red Hen.” Students will use natural, capital, and human resources to plant wheat seeds to take home.

GLCE: 3-E1.0.1, 3-E1.0.2, 3-E1.0.4

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LANDFORMS

History & Social Studies 3rd Grade

LANDFORMS

Explore Earth! Students will use clay to sculpt mountains, valleys, plains, plateaus, and other major landforms. Investigate where on earth these landforms can be found and what forces help shape our world. Discover the many different landforms that are located in our state of Michigan.

GLCE: 3-G1.0.1, 3-G1.0.2

LANDFORMS

Explore Earth! Students will use clay to sculpt mountains, valleys, plains, plateaus, and other major landforms. Investigate where on earth these landforms can be found and what forces help shape our world. Discover the many different landforms that are located in our state of Michigan.

GLCE: 3-G1.0.1, 3-G1.0.2

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PIONEER JOURNEY

History & Social Studies 3rd Grade

PIONEER JOURNEY

Students will travel back in time to the opening of the Erie Canal and learn how it led to a significant population growth in Michigan. Go on a journey with a pioneer family who is migrating from New York to the wilderness of Michigan through hands-on activities. Discover how pioneers had to make difficult decisions, and trek through the harsh landscape with few possessions.

GLCE: 3-H3.0.1, 3-H3.0.2, 3-H3.0.3, 3-H3.0.7, 3-G5.0.1, 3-G5.0.2

PIONEER JOURNEY

Students will travel back in time to the opening of the Erie Canal and learn how it led to a significant population growth in Michigan. Go on a journey with a pioneer family who is migrating from New York to the wilderness of Michigan through hands-on activities. Discover how pioneers had to make difficult decisions, and trek through the harsh landscape with few possessions.

GLCE: 3-H3.0.1, 3-H3.0.2, 3-H3.0.3, 3-H3.0.7, 3-G5.0.1, 3-G5.0.2

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LUMBER CAMP

History & Social Studies 3rd Grade

LUMBER CAMP

Explore how Michigan and the Great Lakes region was once the center of the American lumber industry. Examine how Flint and other Michigan cities used the abundance of trees and waterways to develop economic growth. Investigate life in a lumbering camp through primary and secondary sources. Discover how lumber barons used natural, human, and capital resources to make their businesses successful.

GLCE: 3-G4.0.2, 3-E1.0.3, 3-E1.0.4, 3-G5.0.1, 3-G5.0.2

LUMBER CAMP

Explore how Michigan and the Great Lakes region was once the center of the American lumber industry. Examine how Flint and other Michigan cities used the abundance of trees and waterways to develop economic growth. Investigate life in a lumbering camp through primary and secondary sources. Discover how lumber barons used natural, human, and capital resources to make their businesses successful.

GLCE: 3-G4.0.2, 3-E1.0.3, 3-E1.0.4, 3-G5.0.1, 3-G5.0.2

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ANISHINABEK: CONNECTING WITH THE LAND

History & Social Studies 3rd Grade

ANISHINABEK: CONNECTING WITH THE LAND

Explore how the people of the Three Fires Confederacy (Ojibwe, Odawa, and Potawatomi) adapted to and used their environment and natural resources to meet their basic needs for survival. Investigate primary sources, visual evidence, artifacts, and replicas through hands-on activities in order to answer historical questions about daily life for the Anishinabek in the early history of Michigan.

GLCE: 3-H3.0.1, 3-H3.0.2, 3-H3.0.4, 3-H3.0.5, 3-G5.0.1, 3-G5.0.2, 3-G4.0.4

ANISHINABEK: CONNECTING WITH THE LAND

Explore how the people of the Three Fires Confederacy (Ojibwe, Odawa, and Potawatomi) adapted to and used their environment and natural resources to meet their basic needs for survival. Investigate primary sources, visual evidence, artifacts, and replicas through hands-on activities in order to answer historical questions about daily life for the Anishinabek in the early history of Michigan.

GLCE: 3-H3.0.1, 3-H3.0.2, 3-H3.0.4, 3-H3.0.5, 3-G5.0.1, 3-G5.0.2, 3-G4.0.4

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HISTORY DETECTIVES

History & Social Studies 3rd Grade

HISTORY DETECTIVES

Working in teams, uncover the history behind mysteriously abandoned artifacts from the past. Investigate each object using keen detective skills, historical thinking, visual evidence, and primary and secondary sources. Can you figure out what the mystery objects are?

GLCE: 3-H3.0.1, 3-H3.0.2, 3-H3.0.7

HISTORY DETECTIVES

Working in teams, uncover the history behind mysteriously abandoned artifacts from the past. Investigate each object using keen detective skills, historical thinking, visual evidence, and primary and secondary sources. Can you figure out what the mystery objects are?

GLCE: 3-H3.0.1, 3-H3.0.2, 3-H3.0.7

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HISTORY DETECTIVES

History & Social Studies 4th Grade

HISTORY DETECTIVES

Working in teams, uncover the history behind mysteriously abandoned artifacts from the past. Investigate each object using keen detective skills, historical thinking, visual evidence, and primary and secondary sources. Can you figure out what the mystery objects are?

GLCE: 4-H3.0.4

HISTORY DETECTIVES

Working in teams, uncover the history behind mysteriously abandoned artifacts from the past. Investigate each object using keen detective skills, historical thinking, visual evidence, and primary and secondary sources. Can you figure out what the mystery objects are?

GLCE: 4-H3.0.4

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LUMBER CAMP

History & Social Studies 4th Grade

LUMBER CAMP

Explore how Michigan and the Great Lakes region was once the center of the American lumber industry. Examine how Flint and other Michigan cities used the abundance of trees and waterways to develop economic growth. Investigate life in a lumbering camp through primary and secondary sources. Discover how lumber barons used natural, human, and capital resources to make their businesses successful.

GLCE: 4-H3.0.1

LUMBER CAMP

Explore how Michigan and the Great Lakes region was once the center of the American lumber industry. Examine how Flint and other Michigan cities used the abundance of trees and waterways to develop economic growth. Investigate life in a lumbering camp through primary and secondary sources. Discover how lumber barons used natural, human, and capital resources to make their businesses successful.

GLCE: 4-H3.0.1

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HISTORY DETECTIVES

History & Social Studies 5th Grade

HISTORY DETECTIVES

Working in teams, uncover the history behind mysteriously abandoned artifacts from the past. Investigate each object using keen detective skills, historical thinking, visual evidence, and primary and secondary sources. Can you figure out what the mystery objects are?

GLCE: 5-U1.4.1

HISTORY DETECTIVES

Working in teams, uncover the history behind mysteriously abandoned artifacts from the past. Investigate each object using keen detective skills, historical thinking, visual evidence, and primary and secondary sources. Can you figure out what the mystery objects are?

GLCE: 5-U1.4.1

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