Dates Available: Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays, from June 5 through August 2
Start Times Offered: 10am, 12pm
Program Duration: 1 hour and 45 minutes
Group Size: 10–50 children
Chaperone Requirement: 1 adult chaperone per 8 children
How do you learn in a museum? How do you interact with artifacts? How do you relate to history? Sometimes it’s hard to know where to start in a large museum with so much stuff! If you want your students to be savvy museum visitors and artifact experts, then sign up for Engaging with Artifacts. We’ll introduce your students to various strategies they can use to understand the gallery spaces and objects they encounter.
In the Galleries
Students will visit three areas in the Currents and Reflections galleries. At each stop, they'll encounter a different part of St. Louis’s and Missouri’s past, all while practicing a different skill to help them engage with the artifacts and discover the main ideas of the displays.
In the Classroom
Using objects from our teaching collection, this classroom activity is a great and rare opportunity for students to smell, hear, and touch history! Students will get a sensory experience of four historic places in St. Louis that no longer exist before comparing that with their own sensory experience of St. Louis and Missouri today.
Note that portions of the activities may be cut out if your group arrives late.