Homeschool Field Trip Days

Homeschool Field Trips to the Cleveland History Center

For the 2023-2024 school year, the Cleveland History Center is excited to offer our Homeschool Field Trip series for the first time since 2020. Hosted at the Cleveland History Center in University Circle once a month on a Thursday, this year’s Homeschool Field Trip days invite students to dig in to the people, places, and ideas that have made Cleveland what it is today.

Students will be grouped and paired with a Museum Educator based on their age (3-5, 6-8, 9-12, and 13+) to ensure age-appropriate program content based on the day’s theme. We reserve the right to combine age groups as needed based on day of attendance.

Program Fees

Students: $8 each |  Parents: Free  |  Ages 0-2: Free
Includes full museum admission for the rest of the day, space to eat lunch after the program, and a ride on the Euclid Beach Park Grand Carousel.

Season Pass: $55 per student – click here to purchase!
Includes admission to all eight 2023-2024 Homeschool Field Trip Day programs with the above listed benefits per day.  Please note that the Season Pass option is not transferable; benefits may be used only to the student whose info is provided at the time of registration.

The Cleveland History Center is listed as a Qualified Education Service Provider through the Ohio Afterschool Child Enrichment Educational Savings Program, and Homeschool Field Trip admissions, along with WRHS Memberships, may be reimbursable expenses for eligible program participants.

Program Dates

Each program takes place between 10am and 12pm on the date below.

Click on each date listed below to register for select dates, or purchase a Season Pass here!

September 21, 2023 – Life Long Ago
What was life like 50 years ago? 100 years ago? We often think of history as big events, rather than the tasks regular people complete in their daily lives. Students will be encouraged to explore the ways that growing up, working, and living have changed throughout time.

October 19, 2023 – Citizenship Starts Here
What does it mean to be a citizen? In October, students will learn about the many facets of citizenship, including public safety, the process of becoming a citizen, civic leadership, and social responsibility, through hands-on, immersive activities in our exhibits.

November 16, 2023 – Native American Cultures
How have different Native American cultures transformed Cleveland? This November, during Native American Heritage Month, students will discover how we learn about prehistoric peoples, compare and contrast different historic indigenous cultures that have lived in Ohio, and learn about how Native Americans still live in our region today.

December 14, 2023 – Special Exhibit Session
Join us for a special session focused on our current exhibits, including Fashion After Dark in the Chisholm Halle Costume Wing and the Hay-McKinney Mansion. We’ll tour these exhibits and talk about how museum curators design and build an exhibit from scratch.

January 18, 2024 – Transportation Exploration
Why is transportation important, and how has it changed over time? This month, students will surround themselves with the historic cars, boats, airplanes, and motorcycles of our Crawford Auto-Aviation Museum as they learn how transportation has evolved over time. They will learn about daring expeditions, build map skills, and discover Cleveland’s history as a transportation center and worldwide car capital.

February 15, 2024 – Be An Entrepreneur!
What does it take to become an entrepreneur? Students will find out through exploring stories of some of Cleveland’s greatest entrepreneurs and innovators, learn and utilize entrepreneurship vocabulary, and develop financial literacy skills and vocabulary.

March 21, 2024 – Exploring Cleveland
How have the lives of Clevelanders changed over time? Students will use CHC exhibits to examine how Cleveland became a city in 1796, how the landscape of the city of Cleveland has changed over time, and how the people who have lived here between 1796 and now made the city what it is today.

April 18, 2024 – The Art and Science of the Carousel
How would you design a carousel? This month, students will draw inspiration by studying our 113-year-old Euclid Beach Park Grand Carousel, learning about various carousel design strategies, and thinking about the role amusement parks have played in American society.

Click on each date listed above to register for select dates, or purchase a Season Pass here!

Have questions?  Please contact, or call 216-721-5722 ext. 1503.