Grade 6 - High School

 Seasonal Programs

Self-Guided Tours: Grade 6

Self-Guided Tours

Self-guided tours are our most popular offering. Although we call them self-guided, our staff are stationed throughout the grounds ready to direct activities, answer questions and help immerse your students in the past. During your self-guided tour, explore at your own pace and visit the areas that meet your field trip goals. Each visit covers a variety of Indiana academic standards including social studies, language arts and science. Best of all, we subsidize every student's visit so you can get the most out of your limited field trip dollars. Advance reservations are required.
Who: Grades K–12 
Dates: For the rest of 2014, self-guided tours are available August-November 1, Tuesday-Saturday.
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, 1.3.9, 2.1.1, 2.1.2, 3.1.1, 3.1.2, 3.1.4, 3.1.8, 3.3.11, 4.1.2, 4.1.6, 4.1.8, 4.4.1, 4.4.3, 5.3.11, 6.3.13, 6.4.2,  8.1.1, 8.1.17, 8.1.18, 8.1.24, USH.1.3, USH.4.4, USH.9.4 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; Physical Education: K.1.3, 1.1.3, 2.1.3, 3.1.1, 4.5.1, 4.6.3, 5.6.2, 7.1.1, 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: Indiana College and Career Readiness: K.SL.1, K.SL.2.1, K.SL.3, 1.SL.1, 1.SL.2.1, 1.SL.3.1, 2.SL.1, 2.SL.2.1, 3.SL.1, 3.SL.2.1, 4.SL.1, 4.SL.2.1, 5.SL.1, 5.SL.2.1, 6.SL.1, 7.SL.1, 8.SL.1, 9-10.SL.1, 11-12.SL.1

Seasonal Programs

Try one of our exceptional seasonal programs. Reservations required.

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: 3.1.1, 4.1.2, 5.1.3; Music: 2.9.2, 3.9.2, 4.9.4

Supported by
Indiana Arts Commission 


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 in this emotional, award-wining program. Travel as a group and search for safety along the way. Which way do you go? Who do you trust? Every moment is filled with uncertainty as you immerse yourself in this important piece of our nations' history.

Dates: 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 8.1.22, 8.1.23, 8.1.24, USH.1.3 Indiana College and Career Readiness 8.SL.2.1, 8.SL.2.3; Common Core Standards - Language Arts: 8.SL.1, 9-10.SL.1, 11-12.SL.1

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

Sponsored by
Fifth Third Bank

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