• Fairfield Museum Education

History is made here!

The Fairfield Museum is delighted to welcome K-12 teachers, students, community groups, and families to experience our award-winning interactive history and art programs. The Museum aims to use the past as a starting point to explore important current issues and questions. We believe that cultivating a deep appreciation of history is essential to building civic engagement. By bringing together diverse perspectives and experiences, we can encourage participants to consider their own role and agency within their community.

K-12 Programs
Walking Tours, Gallery Tours, Primary Source Workshops, Living History experiences, tours of the 1750 Ogden House, and programs in Fairfield County schools serve over 6,000 students and educators each year from across the state.

The Museum is committed to offering opportunities for schools in need through the generous support of funders and private donors. Program fee waivers and funds for buses are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Professional Development & Educator Resources
The Fairfield Museum is a leader in professional development programs for educators, providing lectures by historians and scholars, special events, and hands-on workshops. Our Virtual School Programs provide interactive materials to use in the classroom while Teacher Resources share Pre- and Post-Visit guides and curricular connections.

Family Programs
The Museum offers a range of programs for families with young children to experience history together. Through experimentation and fun hands-on activities, families will play, explore the galleries, make art, and build a deeper understanding of their roles in our community.

Explore upcoming family programs on the events calendar.

Join the Fairfield Museum for our unforgettable summer camps! Designed for kids ages 7-12, our camps bring history to life through art-making, gallery exploration, outdoor play on the Museum Commons, and many more hands-on activities. Each week features a different theme inspired by the Museum’s rich collections and exhibitions. Whether your child has an interest in archaeology, history, or the arts, you’ll be sure to find a program that’s right for them.

Community Groups 
Community groups, boy and girl scout troops, and senior centers are invited to visit the Museum’s galleries for interactive programs and tours. For more information, please email [email protected].

Outreach Programs
Can’t visit the Fairfield Museum? We can come to you to lead programs or tours for community groups, boy and girl scout troops, and senior centers. For more information, please email [email protected].


Sample Topics for Community Groups & Outreach Programs Include:

  • Trains, Planes & Automobiles
  • Fairfield Before 1767
  • Fairfield’s Witchcraft Trials
  • Native American Communities In & Around Fairfield
  • The Battle of Munnacommuck Swamp
  • The Burning of Fairfield in 1779