Information for Educators
The Los Alamos History Museum offers a variety of programming for young people to meet the needs of the community. We offer year-round programming that takes place in the museum and in the Fuller Lodge classroom, as well as traveling programs that visit schools. For inquiries, or to schedule a program, please contact Museum Educator Aimee Slaughter, firstname.lastname@example.org or 505-695-5251.
The Los Alamos History Museum has hour-long outreach lessons that address common core standards for grades 2, 3, 4, and 7. The museum educator will bring the lesson to your classroom at a time that works best for you and your class. The lesson can also be scheduled to coordinate with a field trip to the museum. The lessons bring Los Alamos history to students through constructive learning. Lessons for other grade levels are being developed and are available on request.
School groups and non-profit organizations for young people can schedule museum visits and guided walking tours for free. Other youth groups can schedule museum visits and guided walking tours at a group rate. A minimum of two weeks advance notice is needed to schedule a museum visit or walking tour.
Please plan on an hour and a half to visit the History Museum, giving your class enough time to explore the two museum buildings and the outdoor sites. Pick up Bences' Challenge brochures from the main desk (or request a set in advance) so that your class can complete a scavenger hunt-like game while exploring the museum. The museum exhibits are best enjoyed by students in fourth grade and above.
Alternatively, a guided walking tour can be scheduled for a field trip. The tour will last an hour for younger students and an hour and a half for older students. The tour content can be adapted for any grade level. Tours include stops at the Ancestral Pueblo Site, the Romero Cabin, Fuller Lodge, and Bathtub Row. The guided tour does not include time in the museum buildings.