Field Trips

Field Trips

Valdez public and private school teachers, Valdez homeschoolers and rural teachers may plan a field trip to the museum. Some field trips combine a museum visit, and access to remarkable artifacts and original works of art with a walking tour. Others integrate hands-on activities including art-making and writing.

Field trips dovetail with Alaskan standards and include these themes:

  • Native culture
  • Exploration
  • Gold Rush
  • Old Town
  • Earthquakes and Tsunamis
  • Geography and Natural History
  • Alaskan Art
  • Mining
  • Transportation and road building


Field trips take place during the school year, Tuesday through Friday, from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm. For groups of 10 or more, please schedule a minimum of 2 weeks in advance.


School field trips are FREE. For every 5 children, one adult chaperone may visit at no charge. Additional adults cost $5.00.


Contact museum educator either by phone, or email to make a reservation.
With your request include:

  • School name, contact person, telephone number and email address
  • Date and time for your visit
  • Visit topic and activities
  • Expected arrival and departure times.
  • Lunch space, if needed

The museum educator will contact the teacher and confirm the visit date and time.