FREE Field Trip Scholarship
Field Trip Dates & Times
Tuesday-Friday with a two hour window. We are open 10am-6pm. We can open slightly before 10 for a field trip; unless we find staffing to become an issue. Ideally 9:30-11:30ish; 10:00-Noon; Noon-2pm; 1pm-3pm would be the times.
For 2022-2023 field trips receiving scholarships will have a set agenda. Schools will be divided into to three groups, depending on size. They will rotate stations.
Phase 1 (10 minutes per): Station 1: Tour sawroom, Station 2: tour museum, Station 3: watch introduction video
Phase 2 (20 minutes per): Station 1: Water table, Station 2: Cabins, Station 3: Activity
This will take 90 minutes.
There is the option for the lunch room as well and of course free play as a classroom. Then within that 90 minutes, if you would rather have more tour or more play, we can adjust.
The museum's classroom can seat 50-75 students for lunch and is available upon request.
Train and special activities
For $2 extra per student, The Sawmill Museum's trackless train can take kids on a 15-20 minute ride around the museum grounds. Train can fit 20-24 kids at a time. In addition to a classroom activity or instead of a class activity, the museum also has outside activities like a tree scavenger hunt, playing with historic games, and more.
The museum offers the same field trip itinerary for homeschool groups as well as a group rate for a homeschool social gathering as long as group is above 15. If a proven homeschool network group through AEA or the likes, a field trip scholarship might be granted.