Pack your bags for an educational adventure at Shelburne Museum! Passport to Learning is an exciting series of eight interactive workshops for students in grades K-4 that meet educational standards from Vermont’s Framework of Standards and Grade Expectations/Common Core State Standards and introduces students to concepts and themes in art, language arts, math, science, and social studies through a facilitated exploration of Shelburne Museum.
We offer Passport to Learning each spring and fall.
Here’s what you need to know:
- Pre-registration is required! Click the link above or below to register.
- Passport to Learning costs $5 per student and $5 per chaperone. School staff or one parent per homeschooled family are admitted free. Please note that if you are arriving before 10 a.m., you must pay with cash or a check.
- We can accommodate up to 200 students per day.
- Group arrivals are staggered to aid traffic flow through the workshops.
- Workshops run concurrently from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The last workshop session of the day begins at 1:30 p.m.
- Workshops begin promptly on the half hour.
- Each workshop closes for a thirty-minute break during the day.
- Workshops run on a first-come, first-served basis.
- Workshops can accommodate between ten and twenty students at a time. We encourage classrooms to divide into small groups of four to six students each, with at least one chaperone per group.
- You may choose to complete as few or as many workshops as you would like. We recommend that students in grades K-2 attend between two and three workshops and students in grades 3-4 attend between three and five workshops in a visit.
- Each student receives a passport upon arrival. At the completion of a workshop each student receives a stamp in his or her passport.
- Each student receives a pass to return to the Museum for free with one paid adult.
Passport to Learning Special Expeditions. Fall 2016
September 19–October 14, 2016
Join us this fall for two special Passport to Learning expeditions exploring early Vermont life, and Grandma Moses’ depictions of community life.
Life in Early Vermont
Travel back in time to learn about everyday life in early Vermont. Students will explore historic buildings and museum galleries to investigate the art and artifacts of the United States’ early years. Students will “live” as a child in early Vermont by experiencing a one-room school house, playing games, exploring home based crafts and churning their own ice cream!
*Dairy products are used in the ice cream. Participating schools must notify us of any student allergies. Recommended for grades k-8, Modified for grades 6-12
Thursdays and Fridays
Grandma Moses and the Art of Community
We’ll explore the art of 20th century painter Anna Mary Robertson “Grandma” Moses, featured in the Museum’s special exhibition Grandma Moses: American Modern, visit Museum buildings and galleries where her paintings are brought to life, and create some of our own Museum inspired folk art. Recommended for grades k-5
Passport to Learning Workshops, Spring 2017
Monday-Friday, May 15–June 9
Shop ‘Til You Drop
How did people shop in the 19th century? Find out by exchanging goods and services for local food and imported merchandise.
How did train travel improve communication? Explore signals and Morse code.
Brain vs. Brawn
Discover how simple machines can make work easier.
Predator and Prey
Everybody is somebody’s lunch! Play a game to learn about predator-prey relationships.
Addison County Spelling Bee
How well can you spell? Take part in a traditional spelling bee.
Swing Your Partner
Explore early forms of entertainment and learn how to contra dance.
You Be the Judge
Decide which petty criminals should stand trial.
Step Right Up!
How would you advertise a circus? Design and create your own circus poster.
Reservations are required for group rates. Please contact the Academic Programs Coordinator at (802) 985-3346 x3395 or firstname.lastname@example.org to make a reservation.