Field trips at Napa Valley Museum are a fun and exciting way to explore the history, art and environment of the Napa Valley!
Reservations are open for the 2016-2017 school year! For more information, contact Marina Vlnar at firstname.lastname@example.org or 707.944.0500 x112.
Field Trips at Napa Valley Museum are a fun and exciting way to explore the history, art, and environment of the Napa Valley! For just $6 per student, your group will rotate through the activity station and galleries before enjoying a picnic lunch on the Museum’s terrace. Students will participate in an interactive tour of the Main Gallery exhibition. Teachers can customize the field trip with a project-based learning experience that best suits classroom units of study. Activity stations support NGSS/CCSS goals.
Suggested Ad-On Activities:
Leather Tooling Bracelets: Design a leather bracelet using mallets and metal stamping tools.
Napa Watershed Exploration: Explore Hinman Creek located at the base of the Museum’s meadow. We provide thermometers, pH strips, magnifying glasses and activity sheets that help students scientifically examine the watershed.
Let’s Go Fly A Kite: Learn to fly when students design and build paper kites while learning about physics and employing mathematical skills.
Great Geode Breaking Adventure: Search the Museum’s meadow and discover a hidden geode to crack open! We provide hammers and safety glasses so students can safely discover the wonder and excitement of field geology.
Dig It!: Young archeologists use picks and shovels to discover buried artifacts.
Winter/Spring 2017: Special Wabi Sabi Field Trip
Want a fun day at the Museum for the whole class without competition with other guests? Come and experience our exhibit: “Embracing Imperfections: Contemporary Expressions of Wabi Sabi” this winter/spring! Your class will have a private tour of the art installation featuring artists Adam Chapman, Jim Melchert, Leah Rosenberg and Tokihiro Sato. Each student will learn about the philosophy of Wabi Sabi by interacting with the art and experiencing how imperfection, incompleteness, and impermanence play into the circular motion of life. Students will create either Tangrams, art journals, wire portrait sculptures, or nature suncatchers, depending on the age range of your group, each of which pertain directly to the aesthetic of one of the featured artists!
- This field trip is available only through April 2017, (limited spots are available).
- No extra charge above regular field trip pricing.
- Must be scheduled to start during the Museum’s closed hours.
- Please call our Education Manager at 707.944.0500 x112 for time slot options.
- Schedule date is subject to the Education Manager’s availability.
- Recommended for classes 4th grade and up.
- Tours of the History or Spotlight Galleries are not included, but are available for no extra charge upon request.
Wabi Sabi Activity Stations:
Wire Portraits: (Middle School or High School Students Only) Create three-dimensional drawings using lightweight wire.
Tangrams: Start with a square, draw your own designs, then cut it up and rearrange it!
Art Journaling: (Each student must bring their own journal) Use old books or a blank journal and add to a page each day. We provide art supplies.
Sun Catchers: Create a nature inspired sun catcher. We provide all the supplies and you search the museum’s meadow for flora that brings the outside in.
- $6 per student/Free for Teachers/$5 per chaperone. One chaperone is required for every 10 students.
- 20 student minimum; 70 student maximum.
- 50% non-refundable deposit is due no less than 15 days prior to your visit. Remainder is required upon arrival.
- For rescheduling, cancellation or changes in the final count, you must contact us five (5) days before your visit.
- If your field trip group contains less than the reserved number of students, you are still required to pay the fill amount.
- Field Trips are rain or shine! However, since most of our Activity Stations take place outside, your group may not be able to participate in that portion of the tour.
Did you know about the Field Trip Bus Grant?
The Environmental Education Coalition of Napa County (EECNC) raises funds through its annual Earth Day event to provide support for buses to take students on environmental field trips. Find out more HERE!
- Only one field trip per teacher per school year may be funded.
- Field trip must be school-sponsored and led by a Napa County teacher of students in kindergarten through 12th grade.
- Field trip must give students an appreciation for environmental protection, sustainability and stewardship.
- Field trip must visit a site within Napa County.
- School district buses, contract buses or public transportation must be used for bus grant field trips; reserve early to ensure buses are available. If you do not use a school district bus, please let us know what type of bus service you will be using.
- Field trip must take place during current academic year (August through June)