We offer a wide variety of educational tours for grades pre-K to twelve. Tours support State Curriculum Standards in History, English, Math, Economics, Science and are presented with an eye toward the curriculum and the age level of the group.
“I hear and I forget, I see and I remember, I do and I understand.”
When your class visits the Antique Auto Museum at Hershey students learn by seeing and doing. Students sit at the counter of a restored 1941 diner, imagine riding in a real Model-T, pack for a 1909 cross-country road trip, or jump on the service bell at a 1940’s era gas station.
At the “Photo Stop” kids climb into an antique vehicle using props to recreate life in another time. Touchable artifacts, inquiry methods, role-playing and other participatory activities go across the curriculum to make learning fun and active. Customized tours, special projects, or extended visits including a lunchtime can be arranged for an additional fee. Length of tour varies according to program.
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“Little Wheelers” Just for 3 to 5 year olds!
“Little Wheelers” is a literacy-based preschool program for children under age five and an adult companion. We read a car-themed story in front of a real antique vehicle, sing songs, make a craft – or even make an edible wheel! 1 hour. For groups of 25 or less.
Let us help you work on your “How Things Used to Be” badge by using our Children’s Self Guide when you visit the Museum. Did you know Girl Scouts offered an Automobiling Badge from 1916 to 1920? Pre-registration is required for a group rate. Have your Program Request Form information when you call in your request. One adult admitted FREE with every ten students.
Adult Education Programs
Drop-in Gallery Talks with the museum curator, car collectors, and other experts take place throughout the year. Focused workshops, rallies and programs augment changing exhibitions seasonally. Public programs include special vehicle displays, movies, music, gallery demonstrations and other forms of special interpretation take place at various times of the year. Visit our News & Events page for the latest updates.