At Home Activities
Kids Book Club: Mail by the Pail
Schoonmaker Scavenger Hunt
Kids Book Club: Paddle-to-the-Sea
Be an At-Home Underwater Archaeologist
Color the Colonel: Coloring Pages
Maritime Communication Kids Activity
Kids Book Club: Miss Colfax’s Light
Great Lakes Word Searches
Kitty Smoke: Educational Resources & Activities
Port of Toledo: Then & Now Educator’s Exhibit Guide
Kids Book Club: Friend on Freedom River
On-Site Educational Programming
The National Museum of the Great Lakes offers a variety of educational programs for children of all ages. The museum offers unique and engaging field trip experiences, tailored to support students’ learning standards. Educator’s from the National Museum of the Great Lakes can also come right into your school with our outreach programming.
We prefer to book field trips 30 days in advance but may be able to arrange visits with less notice on a limited basis.
For any information about our educational opportunities, please contact Education and Visitor Experience Director Ellen Kennedy at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 419.214.5000 ext. 206.
Field Trip Rates
Museum Visit: $7 per person
Museum Visit with Guided Tour of the Col. James M. Schoonmaker and Tug Ohio: $13 per person
(Available May 1 through October 31)
Teachers are always free.
(For Information on Group Tours, please click here)
Our current outreach programs are developed for 4th – 8th grade and cover multiple STEM guidelines while discussing Great Lakes history. We are happy to welcome you to the museum or bring our educators to you. Please check out our current programs by clicking below. We are continually developing new resources for students and educators and we will make those available on the website.
$250 for one program
$350 for two presentations of the same program in the same day
$425 for three presentations of the same program in the same day
Grants are available to help schools in need fund their field trips or outreach programs. Contact us for more details.
Thank you to our generous sponsors: