We will soon begin accepting reservations for 2017-2018 Museum-in-the-Classroom school presentations! Please contact Education and Visitor Experience Manager Eden Chung at 707-944-0500 for more information.
Can’t bring your students to the museum? Bring the museum to your students! Our diverse array of education programs are designed to foster understanding and appreciation of our rich natural and cultural heritage, promote scientific literacy and inspire a passion for learning. With artifacts, images, and curricular materials, our educational programs are a great way to bring our collections to your classroom. All presentations meet Common Core Standards.
Transport your classroom back in time to experience a typical day in the life of a Native American in Napa Valley. (Grades 3–4)
Explore life on a Napa County rancho during the Mexican land grant era of 1834 to 1849. (Grades 3–4) Project add-on: Leather tooling bracelets
It’s 1845 and pioneers are headed west! Discover westward expansion, land and ship transportation, settlement and early industry in Napa County. (Grades 3–4) Project add-on: Corn husk dolls
Celebrate the contributions of women who have played a significant role in the creation of the Napa Valley. (Grades 5–7)
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. (Grades 4–6)
Let’s Go Fly A Kite
Learn about the colorful history, craftsmanship and various uses of kites for the past 3,000 years. (Grades K–2) Project add-on: Design & build your own kite
Discover the “3 R” principles of reduce, reuse and recycle and learn about the concepts of stewardship, resource conservation and integrated waste management. (Grades K–3)
Recycling Program is offered free of charge to all schools courtesy of City of Napa, Napa Recycling & Waste Services, Napa County Environmental Management and Upper Valley Disposal and Recycling.
Learn about the top 10 agricultural commodities of California as well as sustainable agricultural practices, farm animals, tools and machinery. (Grades K–3)
Presented in partnership with Napa County Farm Bureau
Geology All Around Us
Explore the earth, geological processes and classification of rocks. (Grades 3–6) Project add-on: Geode Breaking