Field Trips

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. Teachers can customize the field trip with a project-based learning experience that best suits classroom units of study. Activity stations and presentations support NGSS/CCSS goals.

The field trips are available during our closed hours from 9:00 – 10:30 or 9:30 – 11:00 am. The field trips are 90 minutes which include a 45 minute presentation on the topic of your choice and 45 minute activity station.

For more information, contact Eden Chung at eden@napavalleymuseum.org or 707.944.0500 x101.

Wappo

Transport your classroom back in time to experience a typical day in the life of a Native American in Napa Valley.

Woven Dream Catcher: Weave a pattern like the Wappo women used to weave baskets back in the day.

 

Rancho

Explore life on a Napa County rancho during the Mexican land grant era of 1834 to 1849.

Leather Tooling Bracelets: Design a leather bracelet using mallets and metal stamping tools.

 

Pioneer

Be a part of the westward expansion in 1845! Discover the early industry, settlement, and transportation in Napa County.

Corn Husk Dolls: Make your own doll out of corn husks.

 

Chinese

Learn about a typical day in the life of an early Chinese settler in Napa County from the mid-1800s through the early 20th century.

Abacus: Make and learn how to use an abacus to count numbers.

 

Let’s Go Fly a Kite

Learn about the colorful history, craftsmanship and various uses of kites for the past 3,000 years.

Let’s Go Fly A Kite: Learn to fly when students design and build paper kites while learning about physics and employing mathematical skills.

 

Recycling

Discover the “3 R” principles of reduce, reuse and recycle and learn about the concepts of stewardship, resource conservation and integrated waste management.

Recycling Program is courtesy of City of Napa, Napa Recycling & Waste Services, Napa County Environmental Management and Upper Valley Disposal and Recycling.

Recycled Art: Use recycled materials to create art.

 

Agriculture

Learn about the top 10 agricultural commodities of California as well as sustainable agricultural practices, farm animals, tools and machinery.

Presented in partnership with Napa County Farm Bureau

Healthy Snacks: Learn why it is important to eat healthy!

 

Geology All Around Us

Explore the earth, geological processes and classification of rocks. Recommended activity: Geode Breaking

Great Geode Breaking Adventure: Search the Museum’s meadow and discover a hidden geode to crack open!

Details:

  • $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 the museum five (5) days before your visit.
  • If your field trip contains less than the reserved number of students, you are still required to pay the full amount.

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!

Eligibility:

  • 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)