Education Group Visits

STEP 1: CHOOSE YOUR VISIT TYPE

Self-guided exploration

  • $5 per student
  • Must reserve 24 hours in advance

OR

Guided Tour

  • $5 per student
  • Must reserve two weeks in advance

 

One chaperone is required for every 10 students and receives complimentary Museum admission to assist with supervision. Additional chaperones (exceeding this 10:1 ratio) will be charged the reduced educational rate of $5. Bus drivers receive complimentary Museum admission. Must reserve two weeks in advance

 

STEP 2: UPGRADE YOUR VISIT

Hands-on Workshop

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 a CXC 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.

Souvenir Kits

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 3: MAKE YOUR RESERVATION

Education groups (with a minimum of 10 youth/students) may schedule visits for Monday-Friday, between 10 am and 5 pm. Self-guided groups may also request weekend hours. A minimum of two hours is recommended to fully enjoy the Museum’s galleries and interactive opportunities.

When requesting a reservation, please provide answers to the following questions

  • What is the name and address of your educational organization?
  • What is your field trip coordinator’s name, phone number, and email address?
  • What is the preferred date and time of your visit?
  • What is the age/grade of your students?
  • How many students and chaperones do you expect?
  • Would you like to book a guided tour or self-guided exploration?
  • Would you like to add a workshop, Speed Zone Experience tickets, and/or souvenir kits to your group visit?
  • Will you need complimentary parking for a bus or van?
  • Will you need space to eat sack lunches or do you plan to eat in Classics Café?
  • Are you able to pay for your group in one transaction (using check, cash, or credit card) or do you need to be invoiced (after providing a copy of your purchase order)?
  • Do you plan to apply for a scholarship?

 

Contact: Education Department – education@americascarmuseum.org | 253.683.3978

 

STEP 4: 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

Directions to ACM

About ACM

Current Exhibits on Display

 

STEP 5: REFLECT UPON YOUR VISIT

We invite all education group chaperones to take an online survey to provide feedback on their overall experience.