Overview

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Printable Education Guide

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Museum Trip Ideas by Grade Level

Pre-K to 2nd grade:

Go on Safari or travel our Solar System at the Museum of York County, visit the animals on our historic farm and more.
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3rd to 5th grade:

Experience a school day as an 1840’s student.  Help us classify new specimens or go on a safari.  These are just a sampling of opportunities for your students.
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6th to 8th grade:

From the Revolutionary War Experience to creating food webs with real specimens, our sites offer a range of learning opportunities for middle school students.
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High School Students:

Enjoy the Museum of York County’s Naturalist Center and traveling back in time at Historic Brattonsville.
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Naturalist Center at the Museum of York County

An entirely new learning experience where visitors of all ages explore, touch and discover the diversity and wonder of our natural world. The Naturalist Center provides a hands-on approach to learning using hundreds of natural history specimens. 

Maximize your students’ engagement in hands-on research with the Naturalist Center’s collection of natural history objects, books, and scientific equipment.

Students will have the opportunity to explore collections to do scientific investigations similar to those done by Museum scientists. Through individual investigation, students can become scientists, uncovering exciting natural history secrets.  Your students will expand their curiosity and their skills in conducting investigations working first-hand with mounted specimens, skins, skulls, rocks, minerals, and fossils from all corners of the globe.


Before you call or schedule your event online

Be prepared to give your:

  • requested date, time and program(s) with at least one alternative in mind
  • school or organization name
  • mailing address
  • telephone number
  • group leader’s name
  • number of students and classes in the group
  • grade level of students
  • number of adults/chaperons
  • special needs
  • email addresses of all attending teachers

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