Grade 6 - High School

 Seasonal Programs

Self-Guided Tours: Grade 6

Self-Guided Tours

Create your own field trip adventure! Self-guided tours give you and your students access to all of the historic areas allowing you to cover a variety of Indiana academic standards, including social studies, language arts, math and science. Students will explore and engage in history bringing the past to life in ways a textbook cannot. Reservations required.
Who: Grades K–12
Dates: April: Thurs.–Sat.
May: Tues.-Sat.
September & October: Tues.–Sat.
Times: 9:30 am–2:30 pm
Groups scheduled every 15 minutes.
Length: 3 to 4 hours recommended for a complete experience
Cost: $5.00/student; $8.50/adult chaperone
Teachers and school staff get in free.
Standards: Soc. Studies : K.1.1, 1.1.1, 2.1.2, 3.1.6, 4.1.2, 4.1.6, 5.3.11, 6.1.21, 7.4.2, 8.1.28, WG.4.3, USH.1.2; Science: K.1.1, K.3.2, 1.3.3, 1.4.1, 2.3.2,  3.2.6, 4.2.6, 4.4.1, 6.1.7, 7.1.2, 8.2.6, 8.3.10;  Language Arts: K.7.1, 1.7.3, 2.7.4, 3.7.15, 4.7.1, 4.7.16, 5.7.1, 6.7.2, 7.7.1, 8.7.8, 11.7.12; Physical Education: K.1.3, 1.1.3, 2.1.3, 3.1.1, 4.1.1, 4.1.4, 4.5.1, 4.6.3, 5.6.2, 7.1.1, 8.1.2, 8.5.1, 8.6.2; Common Core Standards - Language Arts: K.SL.1, K.SL.3, 1.SL.1, 1.SL.3, 2.SL.1, 2.SL.3, 3.SL.1, 3.SL.3, 4.SL.1, 5.SL.1, 6.SL.1, 7.SL.1, 8.SL.1, 9-10.SL.1, 12-12.SL.1


Seasonal Programs

Try one of our exceptional seasonal programs. Reservations required.

Woodland Indians

Woodland Indians: Art and Culture
Grades 2 - 8

Experience the rich tradition and deep-rooted history of the Lenape Indians. Talk to members of the Delaware Tribe who travel all the way from Oklahoma to teach you about the Lenape culture. Attend six sessions, including an outdoor dance program.

Dates: September 29-October 3, 2014
Times: 9:30 am–1:00 pm
Length: 4 hours (includes 30-minute lunch)
Cost: $6/student; $6/adult chaperone.
Teaching and school staff receive free admission.
Pre-payment is required.
Standards: Soc. Studies: 2.2.4, 3.1.1, 4.1.2, 8.1.1; Music: 2.9.2, 3.9.2, 4.9.4

Supported by
Indiana Arts Commission 



Prairie Holiday
Grades 2 - 6

Share in the spirit of goodwill as one of our costumed staff guides you through thi holiday adventure! The Zimmerman family's cherished coat has gone missing and their celebration won't be the same without it. Join them in the search through 1836 Prairietown. Along the way, you will meet townspeople who need your help preparing for winter and the coming season. Discover how their traditions compare to ours today. The program fee includes admission to Gingerbread Village.

Dates: December 3-6 & 10-11
Times: 9 am–12:20 pm
Length: 1 3/4 hours
Cost: $5.50/student; $5.50/adult chaperone.
Teaching and school staff receive free admission.
Standards: Soc. Studies: 2.1.4, 2.2.4, 2.2.5, 3.2.5, 3.3.9, 4.2.6, 4.4.1;  Language Arts: 2.7.3, 3.7.1, 4.7.15, 5.7.2; Common Core Standards - Language Arts: 2.SL.1, 2.SL.3, 3.SL.1, 3.SL.3, 4.SL.1, 5.SL.1



Civil War School Program
Grades 4 - 8

Explore social, political and military Civil War topics by participating in six engaging sessions. Meet soldiers and a Civil War nurse, listen to exciting tales of both Northern and Southern spies and experience a real cannon firing.

Dates: May 14 & 15, 2015
Times: 10 am–1pm
Length: 3 hours (includes 30 minute lunch)
Cost: $6/student; $6/adult chaperone.
Teaching and school staff receive free admission.
Standards: Social Studies: 4.1.8, 4.2.6, 8.1.21, 8.1.28; Language Arts: 4.7.1, 8.7.1

Note: If you would like a Civil War experience that includes a battle re-enactment and hundreds of Civil War re-enactors, consider a visit during the public Civil War Days on Saturday, May 16. With advance reservations, school groups of 15 or more can attend the May 16 program at self-guided tour rates.



Follow the North Star: Underground Railroad Experience
(Grades 8–12)

Step into the shoes of a fugitive slave on the road to freedom. Travel as a group and search for safety along the way, but watch out for slave hunters motivated by financial rewards. This glimpse into our past will affect you in ways that reading a book or watching a movie about this painful part of America's history cannot.

Dates: March 11-14, 18-21, 25 & 26
April 14-16, 21-23 & 29
November 4-5, 11-12 & 18-19
Call Guest Services for more information: 317.776.6006
Times: 9 am–1:30 pm - Groups of 15 scheduled every 15 minutes.
Length: 1 1/2 hours
Cost: $8.50/student (One adult free with every 14 students; $8.50/additional adult)
Deposit is required.
Standards: Soc. Studies 8.1.16, 8.1.28, USH.1.2, USH.1.3

Bring your family and friends to the evening public programs of Follow the North Star.

An educator's praise

Thanks again for the North Star experience.  The kids responded to the program better this year than I can ever remember.  Thank you for continuing to offer a one-of-a-kind experience that I can reference the rest of the year when talking about slavery, the UGRR or any related topic.  We feel fortunate to be able to attend such a great program.

Alan Hughes, Our Lady of Mount Carmel School