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Deep Dive


Our Deep Dive Field Trips are designed especially for students in grades 8+, and are a chance to dig into ideas and content in hands-on ways that you can’t get anywhere else. These are a great option for AP History, Local History, Civics, and even Science and Engineering classes!

Each Deep Dive consists of a specialized 90 minute program and cost $9/student. You can also reserve a Picnic Area for lunch if you’d like.

There is no charge for teachers and school staff to attend Field Trips at Old World Wisconsin. Parent chaperones may attend with a cost of $15 each. Each chaperone must be approved for attendance by the teacher.

To Book Your Field Trip please complete the Field Trip Reservation Form

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Science In History – (Incorporates Chemistry, Biology, Physics, History)

36 students per 90 min program, 3 stations of 12 each.

Interactive and inquiry based, this NEW hands-on tour lets students explore the science hidden in history. Tour three workshops- the Wagon Shop, Blacksmith Shop, and Shoe Shop – as you learn about the biology of leather, the chemistry of metallurgy, and physics of wheels and woodworking.

Wisconsin Journey – (Incorporates History, Geography, Civics, Role Play)

18 students per 90 min program

Step into the shoes of an early immigrant to the Wisconsin Territory in 1843. Students will take on a role of a character, a real person who immigrated to Wisconsin, and explore the primary sources relating to their life. As a group they will face challenges, gets hands on with artifacts, and make connections to current events relating to immigration, citizenship, and community.