Jr. Homestead Days Field Trip Event
May 9 & 10, 2024
Golden History Museum & Park is excited to offer Jr. Homestead Days, a fun-filled field trip experience happening this May. During your visit, students will be able to experience 1800s homesteading life through activities such as washing laundry, attending school, or observing a blacksmith at work. Students will also get to experience activities provided by our local partners (see our list below!) that are linked to Colorado history, natural history, and historic craft traditions. Space is limited for this field trip event. Please book early to ensure your date and time is available.
Due to our small staff, we are unable to offer guided tours outside of our Jr. Homestead Days field trip event. Please reach out to Jesse Gagnon with additional questions.
Registration will open on Tuesday, January 9, 2024, with this field trip registration form.
This event does sell out. Registration requests are handled in the order they are received. Registrations are not confirmed until GHM&P receives a deposit. Please utilize our 2024 Teacher Planning Packet to help plan your visit.
All topics are suitable for K-5 students. This field trip is very popular for 3rd and 4th grade students.
Thursday, May 9 & Friday, May 10, 2024
Times: 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. or 11:45 a.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Activities will close on a rolling basis from 11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. so that our partners can get lunch. Please plan your visit accordingly.
Golden History Museum & Park in Golden, Colorado
Bus drop-off: 11th & Arapahoe, Golden, CO
Format and Length
This is a self-guided field trip experience. Activity stations are spread throughout Golden History Park. You will choose a two-hour timeslot in which to visit.
- $8 per student
- 1 free adult chaperone is required for every 5 students
- $8 fee for every additional adult
- Advanced registration is required. No group minimums or maximums. Each time slot is limited to 300 students.
- A 50% deposit is required to reserve your date and time. The deposit is due within 7 business days of receiving your invoice.
- The final balance is due by Wednesday, May 8, 2024.
- Cancellations must be received by 4:30 p.m., Friday, April 5, 2024, in order to receive a full refund of your deposit.
- No-shows the day of the program will lose their deposit.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the structure of the field trip?
Students will explore our three-acre park in small groups with their chaperones. They can choose where they will spend their time and will have a map to see all of their options. Think of it like the zoo, but with varied activities instead of animals to visit.
Will the park be secure and safe?
The park is three acres. The responsibility of monitoring each individual student will be on the chaperones and teachers which you provide.
Will my group be at Golden History Park with other students?
This experience is only open to K-5 students and chaperones. We will have multiple schools on site at the same time, including homeschooling groups.
Can I bring my whole grade or homeschool group?
Yes! Depending on the size of the group we will try to fit you into time slots with other groups, so that we do not overcrowd the park.
Is there a place to have lunch?
The field trip visit is limited to your two-hour time slot. We recommend that you have lunch after or before your registered timeslot so that you can enjoy the full two hours in the park. There is no lunch space available inside the park. Please keep this addition time in mind when scheduling buses.
Are there bathrooms?
We will have porta potties on site for field trip participants.
Do you have drinking water available?
We do not have easy access to water fountains. We recommend that your students bring a water bottle on their field trip.
Are there resources to help me prepare myself and my students?
Teachers will be provided with pre-trip materials via email.
What if the weather is poor the day of our visit?
This is a rain-or-shine event and we do not give refunds for weather. This event runs primarily outdoors, and students will need to dress appropriately. May weather is notoriously unpredictable, so please prepare students as best you can with layers, water, sunscreen and/or winter coats if needed.
Have another question? Email us.