You are the best field trip ever…The Rosson House was so fun, I wish you could sell it to me.
– Tristan, age 9

Homeschool Fieldtrips at Hertitage Square

Whether for individual families or meet up groups, Heritage Square has programs to meet your interests. Individual families can sign up for field trips through the link above.

Meet up groups with 10 or more students can schedule a private field trip. We handle the registration and payment for you and offer more flexibility to tailor the field trip to your interests. Our field trips are available on Tuesdays, either at 10am or a 1pm. See specific programs for pricing and capacity.

Questions? Please contact our education department by email or at 602-261-8948

  • A Child's Life in 1900

    A Child’s Life in 1900 explores what life was like for people who lived in Phoenix 120 years ago.

    • Cost: $5/students aged 4 to 17, $5/parents and accompanying adults, Free/children under 4
    • Time: 1 1/2 hours
    • Three activities
    • See calendar to register

    A Child’s Life in 1900 is a 1 1/2-hour, interactive field trip that offers three exciting learning stations. You and your family will rotate through the stations in small groups, allowing for a personal and hands-on experience. The stations include –

    • Rosson House Tour – Introduces the Goldberg family with their two young daughters Selma and Hazel, and baby brother, Chester. Trained docents help students explore what life was like 120 years ago by seeing the technologies, decor and lifestyles of 1900.
    • Chores – Using both real and reproduction artifacts, students learn first-hand about the chores their turn-of-the-century counterparts may have done. They wash laundry using a scrub board, wringer and clothesline, beat the dust out of rugs, and try their hands at old fashioned vacuums and irons.
    • Games – Hoop and Stick was once a favored outdoor game. Students try their hand at controlling the wooden hoops while racing their classmates.

    A Child’s Life in 1900 is geared to children in the third, fourth and fifth grades, however all ages are welcome. It meets the Arizona Department of Learning Standards for Social Studies Strand 1 – American History, Social Studies Strand 4 – Geography and Science Strand 3 – Science in Personal and Social Perspectives.

    Homeschool Tour Policies

    For private groups:

    Heritage Square is hosting homeschool field trips for groups with 10 or more students, with a maximum of 45 people of any age. A $50 deposit and pre-registration are required to hold the date.

    During these field trips, your family will enjoy the same activities listed above. A fourth station can be added for another dollar per person and it will expand the visit to a full 2 hours. In Guess the Artifact we handle actual historic objects that were common in the 19th century and are no longer in use. We will use our detective skills to determine what they are and discuss the technical innovations which made them obsolete.

    For additional information and to book a homeschool group, please contact our education department by email or at 602-261-8948.

  • Rosson House Tour and Handcrafted Overivew

    This tour combines elements of both A Child’s Life in 1900 and The Handcrafted Experience. Each field trip will include a child-friendly tour of the Rosson House and a short activity in two of the Handcrafted Zones.

    • Cost: $8/student of any age, $5/adults, Free/non-students 4 and under.
    • Time: 2 hours
    • Capacity:  minimum of 8 students, maximum of 32 people
    • See calendar to register

    For private groups:

    The Rosson House Tour and Handcrafted Overview is available for homeschool field trips for groups with 8 or more students, with a maximum of 32 people. A $50 deposit and pre-registration are required to hold the date.

    Additional stations may be added for $2 per each student and add a half hour to the length of the field trip.

    For additional information and to book a homeschool group, please contact our education department by email or at 602-261-8948.

  • The Handcrafted Experience

    Handcrafted is where the makerspace trend and the museum combine for hands-on crafting. We have four zones: Ink, Fiber, Wood and Food with antique machines.
    In Ink, students will make their own paper and ink, write with a steel nib pen on different papers made with ancient and modern techniques, use a letterpress to stamp an image on a greeting card, and type on an old fashioned typewriter to insert a message into the card.
    In Fiber, students will experience the whole process of making clothes from spinning wool, weaving their own yarn into a book mark to take home, and using woven fabric to sew a sachet on a treadle sewing machine. We will explore the four natural fibers and how they are used in different fabrics to solve different needs. Programming for Wood and Food are still under development.
    The Handcrafted Experience visits the Ink and Fiber zones.
    • Cost: $10/student of any age, Free/non-student adults and children 4 and under.
    • Time: 2 1/2 hours
    • Capacity:  minimum of 8 students, maximum of 16 students
    • See calendar to register

    Handcrafted Rules and Liability Waiver

    For Private Groups

    The Handcrafted Experience is available for homeschool field trips for groups with 8 or more students, with a maximum of 16 students. A $50 deposit and pre-registration are required to hold the date.

    For additional information and to book a homeschool group, please contact our education department by email or at 602-261-8948.

  • Traveling Trunk with A Child's Life in 1900

    Can’t make it to the Rosson House Museum with your homeschool group? Traveling Trunk - old slatesOur traveling trunk is a portable version of Heritage Square’s on-site field trip. It includes 5 lesson plans and hands-on activities so that children can experience A Child’s Life in 1900 and understand the drastic changes in lifestyles over the past 100 years.

    The lessons and hands-on activities include a primary source activity, analyzing an early map of Phoenix, doing laundry using washboards and clotheslines, writing on slate boards, and playing the historic game of Graces. Each lesson plan is designed to meet State of Arizona Learning Standards for 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students.

    The trunk accommodates 15 or 30 students and costs $20 for a two week rental. The trunk can be picked up and dropped off at Heritage Square.

    Download a flier for our traveling trunk here.

    Please email or call at 602-261-8948 to reserve.

    The development of the traveling trunk is thanks to the generous sponsorship of Phoenix Suns Charities.

 

 

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