Education Programs & Tours

Fairfield Museum EducationThe Fairfield Museum is close and convenient. All programs start at $5 per student!

The Fairfield Museum’s education programs include American Revolution & Colonial Life Programs, Walking Tours, Gallery Tours, Primary Source Workshops, Outreach Programs and tours of the 1750 Ogden House, serving over 6,500 Pre-K – Grade 12 students, adult learners and educators from the region. The new 3rd grade program features a Scavenger Hunt, Collections Workshop and Native American hands-on activities.

Programs align with local and Connecticut language arts and social studies curriculum, the National Council for Social Studies C3 Frameworks, and reinforce Common Core goals.
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NEW! Fake News Workshops

Let us share what we’ve learned from our partners at Newseum and Thinkalong. For teachers or students, discover how to navigate fake news and misinformation through a variety of interactive exercises and helpful tools. Teachers have said:
“I’ve been looking for a fun way to teach about fake news and I think this will be perfect in my class.”
“The topics are directly connected to curriculum.”

For more information, call the Education Department at 203-259-1598 or use our contact form.
We are flexible! Educators are welcome to discuss your needs and district goals to develop field trips or outreach programs.

Connecticut Social Studies Frameworks

The Connecticut Elementary and Secondary Social Studies Frameworks (CSSF) was created and written by a team of Connecticut social studies educators. The CSSF is guided by the College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards, created by social studies experts and specialists throughout the United States. The Fairfield Museum has worked with the CT State Department of Education, the CT Council for Social Studies, UCONN Neag School of Education, and the CT League of History Organizations as well as other organizations to offer Professional Development and resources in order to implement the Connecticut Social Studies Frameworks. The C3 and CSSF has informed the Fairfield Museum’s educational programs and supports our mission to use history to strengthen community and help shape its future.