Elementary School (GRDS K-5) Field Trips
Naper Settlement field trips focus on inquiry-based learning that promotes curiosity and critical thinking skills in elementary and middle school students. Sign-up for one of our in-person experiences, or enjoy the museum virtually with one of our three new virtual field trips. For questions, please call 630-420-6010 or email us at email@example.com .
In-Person Field Trips:
History Station at Naper Settlement
Grades 2-5 • December - March • $8/student
The 1800s come alive through sights, sounds and smells. Students witness forging iron in the Blacksmith Shop, operating a printing press in the Print Shop, and learning about corn grinding in the Log House. Students will also experience the cultural legacy of the one-room schoolhouse that gave rise to the popularization of the 3Rs (reading, ‘riting and ‘rithmetic), and cooperative/peer learning.
Time Travel Trip at Naper Settlement
All Grades • April - October • $6.50/student
Meet educators in period clothing along your self-guided route. Follow the development of a typical Northern Illinois town as it grows from a frontier outpost to a thriving agricultural and industrial community.
Virtual Field Trips:
History Station Virtual Field Trip
Grades 3-5 • September, October, December - May • $150 per class/30 students
This interactive virtual learning program allows students to experience the past using Naper Settlement as a backdrop. The History Station digital field trip experience will take students through our historic grounds and houses to learn about the chores and common trades of the 1800s and evaluate the cultural significance of work and home life of families and communities. There are many ways to solve the problems of food, shelter, transportation, and community resilience.
District 203 & 204 and Naperville Private School Field Trips
In addition to the field trips above, District 203 and 204 fourth-grade students have access to our Living History field trip that explores Naperville's 19th-century culture and economy.
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Living History at Naper Settlement
Grade 4 • November • $8/student • District 203 & 204 only
Living History Virtual Field Trip
Grade 4 • November • $150 per class/30 students • District 203 & 204 only
Hunt for History at Naper Settlement (District 203 only)
Grade 2 • January 23-27 • $5.75/student, 2-hour program