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Museum Mission Experience

Museum Mission Educator Sessions

Valley Children’s Museum proudly presents a new program offered to 4th grade classes each year.  Educators can book a 90 minute session for their students and do play based activities that will bring the mission experience to life.  They will experience a day in the lives of California missionaries and Native Americans, and discover the important role they played in shaping California’s culture and history.

Students will learn about:

  • Mission Locations
  • Lifestyle Practices
  • Native American Crafts
  • Native American Games

Students are provided their very own activity book to use during their visit.  The book also includes many ideas and activities that families can work on at home, as well as many resources for gathering more information on California’s missions.

This unique interactive exhibit, housed in a custom-designed 52-foot trailer, is filled with hands-on activities actual artifacts and loads of historical information.

Specifically designed to supplement 4th-Grade Class Curriculum on California Mission History, Valley Children’s  Museum Mission Experience provides students with an affordable, local opportunity to experience California mission history and its influence on life today.

The challenging project stations of hands-on activities will engage students in learning about the 21 California missions and daily life of the times – from building infrastructure and furniture to weaving baskets and playing Native American games.

If you wish to schedule a field trip to the Valley Children’s Museum Mission Experience please check the Educator Sessions Calendar for available dates and fill out our Session Registration Form to let us know which session you would like to book.  Cost is $5 per student.  For more information contact Helga@valleychildrensmuseum.org.

The Valley Children’s Museum Mission Experience is located at Emerald Glen Park in Dublin (Gleason Street Entrance)

This program is sponsored in part by a generous grant from the City of Dublin.

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Museum Mission Educator To Go Kit Available Now!

Can’t go on a field trip this year?…have the field trip come to you!  We are implementing a Museum Mission Experience To Go Kit for use in the classroom.  You can set up the 6 stations in your own classroom or other area in your school and create a hands-on learning experience.  One kit can be used for all the 4th Grade Classes in your school over a full week time period.  Cost is $150 per class.  This includes an activity book for each student to keep and a handmade basket to take home.

To order or to get more information contact Helga@valleychildrensmuseum.org.