Spark creative learning at America’s Car Museum with inquiry-based tours and hands-on workshops!
Qualification requirements for discounted school group rates:
- Group includes 10 or more youth/students.
- Group was booked in advance by an educational organization serving youth and/or students.
- Group includes one chaperone per 10 students to assist with supervision.
- Group pays in one transaction upon arrival.
STEP ONE: CHOOSE YOUR VISIT TYPE
- Self-guided exploration
- $5 per student
- Must reserve 24 hours in advance
- Guided Tour
- $5 per student
- Must reserve two weeks in advance
STEP TWO: UPGRADE YOUR VISIT
Must reserve two weeks in advance
Additional $3 per student
Combine science and art concepts with a custom-designed keepsake. Workshops can accommodate one class of approximately 24 students every hour.
Activity options include:
- Custom-designed Toy Car
- Digital Car Design
- Balloon-powered Car
- Pinewood Derby Car
Speed Zone Experience
Additional $2 per student
Students may enjoy a test run on either the racing simulator (2 minutes) or the slot car track (7 minutes). Participants must be at least 4 feet 3 inches to drive the racing simulator. The Speed Zone can accommodate one class of approximately 24 students every hour.
Additional $5 per student
Pre-order souvenir kits to pick up in the ACM store on the day of your visit.
Option 1: Water bottle, color-changing pencil, car-shaped eraser, magnet, and bookmark
Option 2: Drawstring backpack, color-changing pencil, and car-shaped eraser
STEP THREE: MAKE YOUR RESERVATION
Education group visits may be scheduled for Monday-Friday, between 10am and 5pm. Self-guided groups may request weekend hours. A minimum of 2 hours is recommended to fully enjoy the Museum’s galleries and interactive opportunities.
You may also make a reservation by calling 253-683-3978 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
STEP FOUR: PREPARE FOR YOUR VISIT
Before arriving at the museum, please review the following information to make sure that all chaperones and students are well prepared for your visit.
Field Trip Guide - includes a lead teacher check-list, chaperone guide with our “Rules of the Road,” extension activities, and additional resources
Curriculum Guides – include pre-and post-visit lesson plans which address Washington K-12 Learning Standards and Common Core State Standards.
STEP FIVE: REFLECT UPON YOUR VISIT
We invite all education group chaperones to take an online survey to provide feedback on their overall experience.