Historic Arkansas Museum is a favorite field trip destination for educators across the state. With annual programs and field trips for grades K - 3rd, 4th - 6th and 7th - 12th, there's a field trip opportunity for any age group. Before arranging transportation, be sure your date and time have been confirmed. A confirmation letter will be sent out to confirm the date and time.
NOTE: At this time, the museum is temporarily closed to the public and we are not scheduling any field trips
1 hour • $1 each • Oct., Nov., Mar., Apr., May • Max. group size: 60; can accommodate 120 for 2 hrs. paired with Museum Center visit - Visit the log house, slave cabin, and blacksmith shop at the Parker Westbrook 1850s Farmstead and learn about the two families that lived at the farmstead. Students will discover how life on an 1850s farmstead is different than their lives today by participating in chores and understanding how natural resources were used.
1 hour • $4 each • Oct., Nov., Mar., Apr., May • Max. group size: 100 - Learn about the day in the life of a student in the 1840s as they get ready for school, have breakfast, and go to school by comparing and contrasting the old and the new. Activities include comparing bathing habits of then and now, items used in the kitchen, and the school day. Students will have to the opportunity to learn a pioneer recess game that they can take back to school and play.
2 hours • $4 each • Tuesdays in Oct., Nov., Mar., Apr., May • Max. group size: 60 - At the 1850s Plum Bayou log house students will have an in depth look at life on a farmstead by participating in how daily needs were met. Activities include churning butter, carding wool, hand-dipping a candle, visiting the blacksmith.
2 hours • $4 each • Tuesdays in Oct., Nov., Mar., Apr., May • Max. group size: 60; can accommodate 120 for 2 hrs. paired with Museum Center visit - Learn about the history of lighting in the 2 hour program that takes place at the 1850s Plum Bayou Log House and on the historic grounds. You’ll visit the blacksmith, hand dip your own beeswax candle, and learn how pioneers saw when it got dark.
2 hours • $4 each • Thursdays in Oct., Nov., Mar., Apr., May • Max. group size: 120 - Learn about the different occupations of surveying, laundry, and printmaking that the people who lived or visited our block had by doing the job yourself. But it was not all work for those in the 1800s so you also get the chance to learn about and play pioneer games and make your own pioneer toy to take home with you.
1 hour • $1 each • Daily • Max. group size: 60; can accommodate 120 for 2 hrs. paired with Museum Center visit - Learn why people came to Little Rock in the early 19th century. See how they built their homes, became part of the community, or continued their journey West.
1 hour • $1 each • Daily • Max. group size: 60; can accommodate 120 for 2 hrs. paired with Museum Center visit - Learn what brought settlers to Little Rock early in the 19th century. Visit the homes they built, learn what their current events were and find out why some left town in 1849.
2.5 hours, $6, Grades K- 6 • Offered in Fall and in Spring - Hear pioneer music and storytelling and visit six activity stations in restored historic homes. All the presenters are costumed in this thorough way to experience Historic Arkansas.
2 hours, $4, Grades 4-12 • Offered in February - Through storytelling, living history characters and the Giving Voice memorial plaque, learn about the lives of 139 enslaved people once living in the museum's neighborhood -- before freedom. Focus is given to the family of Wallace Andrews.