Did you know that Minecraft, Candy Crush, Bluetooth technology, Spotify, and Skype are all Swedish inventions? This program gives students a personal glimpse into life in Sweden today. Museum staff will be on hand to introduce Swedish culture, politics, environmental policies, and technology innovations to students. This is a perfect program to pair with a multicultural curriculum.
Lessons at your Location
Bring the Museum to your classroom, local library or recreation center. These fun and interactive presentations give children a chance to experience part of the Museum collection at your location.
Cost: $100 for groups within 20 miles. Additional travel costs apply as follows: 21-50 miles away $50, 51-100 miles away $100, 101-150 miles away $150.
Payment is due on the day of your program. Outreach lessons are 60 minutes, recommended group size is 25 children. Programs can be scheduled back to back for larger groups. Cancellation Policy: 24 hour notice is required for cancellations, if less than 24 hour notice is given, you will be billed for the number of reserved students.
Looking for a specially focused program to suit your students’ needs? Please contact the Education Department to make arrangements.
Introduce children to the adventures of Sweden’s favorite storybook hero, Pippi Longstocking. In this fun and interactive program, children will act out Pippi’s antics by becoming “thing finders,” playing Pippi’s games, creating a Dala horse craft and tasting Pippi’s favorite cookies – pepparkakor.
Explore the country of Sweden, “land of the midnight sun.” Find out how the changing seasons affect Swedish life while looking at beautiful photographs, dressing up in traditional costumes and creating
Participants will make a Dala horse craft – an icon of Swedish culture. This hands-on program will transport children across the world, without ever leaving your location.
Bring the Viking Age to your location. Examine reproduction Viking artifacts while learning about Longships, mythology and trade. Create your own Viking rune stone, and learn how to play Viking chess (hnefatafl).
Why sit and listen to a lecture about the people and places in the New Sweden Colony when students can become the historical figures from the 1630’s! In this entirely interactive outreach program, the classroom becomes a stage on which students act out the dramatic story of the Colony from rise to fall. Students will also get to explore what life was like for the colonists by analyzing artifacts and creating a log cabin to take home.
Each summer, the Museum Education department offers a different library outreach program based on the year’s summer reading theme set by the Collaborative Summer Reading Program. Libraries can book our program between June and September.