School Field Trips

The Adventure Park at Heritage Museums & Gardens is the perfect place for your School Field Trips!

Whether you come for just a few hours or stay for the whole day, The Adventure Park is the perfect place for your next field trip!  With over 65 climbing challenges, 5 difficulty levels and many zip lines, there is something In The Trees for just about everyone.

Climb & Learn Field Trips

The Adventure Park is an ideal destination for school field trips.  Mix and match the extensive resources of the Auto Gallery, the Gardens, and The Adventure Park to craft the perfect outing for your students.

Group rates with optional add-on lunch options are available. Depending on the selections made, on-site time for Adventure Park field trips can range from 2.5 to 5 hours. Chaperones climb free (1 chaperone for every 10 climbers), and there is free bus parking on-site! Call for information, or to book your field trip today dial (508)866-0199.

Add an Amazing Place Challenge to your climb! 

Choose from one of two interactive outdoor experiences which provide students with activities that get their minds and bodies moving! Working in small teams, students will compete to finish a series of tasks before and after their climb. Activities incorporate curriculum standards-based elements and 21st-century skill building. The Challenge encompasses the entire Adventure Park experience, utilizing the Forest Walk Interpretive Path and a climb on the aerial trails. 
Two Challenge options are available – one focused on cultivating student leadership skills, and the other on applying scientific observation skills. Students complete each experience with increased knowledge and appreciation of both nature and themselves. 

The Leadership Challenge
Participants will race to complete a series of tasks designed to activate various elements of leadership, including problem-solving, decision making, and group dynamics. Activities that may include, but not limited to, a trust walk, a game of giant Jenga, and a team tarp flip; in addition to multiple 21st Century Skills such as encouraging active participation, verbal and non-verbal communication, trust building, collaboration, and teamwork. Students process the experience through observation and reflection questions, helping to hone the leadership skills that will serve them well now and into the future.  Click HERE to see the curriculum for this workshop. Click HERE to download pre and post-visit materials.

The Forest Challenge
During this competition, participants will be divided into small groups and will focus on developing and sharpening scientific observation skills. Accomplishing a series of tasks related to forest ecosystems and physics will help students to explore real-world applications of science in a fun and exciting way. Activities include creating a living food web, conducting a forest assessment, exploring friction, gravity and more. Click HERE to see the curriculum for this workshop. Click HERE to download pre and post-visit materials.

 

To explore fully the range of field trip activities offered through Heritage Museums, please visit: Heritage Field Trips 

School programs are taught by Heritage Museum Instructors and meet state curriculum requirements. They can be booked by contacting The Adventure Park at 508-866-0199 and are offered at the group rate of $9 per student.

 

Not a school?

Don’t worry, this program is a great opportunity for everyone, and is available to any group! Call us for more information–(508) 866-0199!

School Field Trips, The Adventure Park at Heritage

Cancellation Policy for School Groups

The Adventure Park is generally open rain or shine. If the park is unable to open or is forced to close early during your visit due to severe weather, you are given the option to reschedule your outing or to receive a refund (excluding the deposit) of the paid amount. Please read our Group Weather Policy.

Otherwise, our cancellation policy is as follows:
– Cancellations made 10 or more days in advance of your reservation will be refunded the reservation fee, excluding the $150 non-refundable deposit.
– Cancellations made less than 10 days in advance of your reservation are no longer eligible for a refund but full payment can be applied to a rescheduled visit to the park.
Groups that are a “no-show” for their reservation on the reserved day/time are not eligible to be refunded or rescheduled.