History Lab Field Trips

Book a Field Trip

In the History Lab, students work in teams of two to solve a History Mystery. This visit includes an introduction to the Tools of the History Trade as well as in-depth detective work on a certain event, person, time, or place from Washington history.

Is a History Lab Field Trip right for your class? Check these requirements:

  • Your class is Third Grade or above. (The Labs are written at 4th grade, Middle School, and High School levels).
  • You have only one or two adjacent grade levels. (Ex: A 4th/5th class is fine, a 4th - 8th is not).
  • Your group can stay the ENTIRE time: 9:30am – 1pm. (If bringing only one class, 9:30 – 11:30am or 11am – 1pm).
  • You have at least 30 students and no more than 70. (If only bringing one class, you need to have at least 15 students and no more than 35).

If you can meet ALL of these requirements, feel free to book a History Lab Field Trip. If not, we welcome you to book a Self-Guided Field Trip, which has more flexibility with times and numbers. 

For more information, contact the Education Department.

Explore the History Lab

Curious about what awaits you in History Lab?  Get a sneak peek here.

Chaperone Schedule

Download a schedule and map of the Great Hall for the self-guided portion of your visit.