Participating Venues

Find out more about field trip opportunities offered by the venues participating in Wheels to Learning.

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Pomfret, Connecticut
The Connecticut Audubon Society owns and operates the 700 Bafflin Wildlife Sanctuary and its Center at Pomfret.  Conducting programs year round for all ages, we offer our award winning Science in Nature program for elementary and middle school students. These hands-on science programs are aligned with the NGSS and include Bird Ecology, Weather and Climate, Life Cycles, Adaptations, Soils and Geology, Fresh Water Ecology and more. Contact the center at 860-928-4948 or email Sarah at sheminway@ctaudubon.org  for more information, scheduling and pricing.
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Hartford, Connecticut

We understand the importance of informal science education. Learning outside the classroom keeps students excited about learning, helping them relate in-school studies to potential careers in STEM—science, technology, engineering, and math. We consider Connecticut Science Center an essential part of the STEM education environment, supporting classroom learning with hands-on, inquiry-based exploration.

 

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Hartford, Connecticut
Bring your students to see a play at Hartford Stage! Each Student Performance Series ticket includes access to our online study guides and the opportunity to stay for a talkback hosted by an Education Staff member.
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Mystic, Connecticut

Mystic Aquarium is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to inspire people to care for and protect the ocean planet through conservation, education and research, and engages over 100,000 school children annually in traveling programs, field programs, classes at the Aquarium and field trips to explore our rich learning resources. Be sure to mention your participation in the Wheels to Learning program when making your reservation and receive an additional $2.00 off the already reduced school group admissions! You could apply that savings to include an NGSS-aligned program during your visit.

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Mystic, Connecticut
Mystic Seaport Museum is a center of experiential education. Founded in 1929, the Museum’s mission is to preserve and share the story of America’s maritime heritage. The vibrant 19-acre campus on the Mystic River includes a working waterfront village, historic vessels and small boats, formal exhibit galleries, a planetarium, and one of the world’s largest collections of maritime artifacts. The Museum offers unparalleled opportunities for students to participate in hands-on history and science as they board historic ships, interact with historic interpreters, learn about the stars in the sky, and explore coastal life, skills, and trades. For more information about Mystic Seaport Museum’s education programs please visit our website.
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Windsor Locks, Connecticut

The New England Air Museum offers a variety of interdisciplinary field trip options for students in grades PreK-12 from October through June. All programs are designed to meet state and national curriculum frameworks and encourage critical thinking through inquiry based instruction. School groups are encouraged to combine a classroom program with a guided tour of the museum for a full day of hands-on learning.

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Sturbridge, Massachussets
Old Sturbridge Village, the largest outdoor history museum in the Northeast, depicts a rural New England town of the 1830s. Step inside more than 40 original buildings, including furnished homes, a district school, country store, working farm, and several trade shops. The Village’s Education offerings include walking tours, interactive programs led by costumed interpreters, and hands-on workshops where students can try their hand at weaving, printing, hearth cooking, and more.
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Formerly Opera New England

Our non profit, all volunteer group provides low cost professional shows to the public such as “Nutcracker” and “Madame Butterfly”. Central to our mission is the Opera and Symphony programs presented free to school children which includes a one hour in-house educational session. We have recently added a music in-house program for kindergarten students.

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The Community Cultural Committee of Northeastern Connecticut, Inc.

The Community Cultural Committee of Northeastern Connecticut Inc. presents high quality theatre at Center for the Arts at Woodstock Academy. Programs are ideally suited to reinforce classroom curricula while expanding students’ understanding of the performing arts in a manner both entertaining and educational. All performances are professional with national touring companies. Study guides are available.

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Hartford, Connecticut

The Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art is the oldest continuously-operating public art museum in the United States. Our school programs introduce students to the museum through inquiry-based discussions and hands-on activities. Students exercise observational, critical thinking, and visual literacy skills as they learn to look at and interpret works of art. Programs incorporate the visual arts across subject areas and can be customized to fit your curricular needs.

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Last updated August 2019

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