Field Trips - Now offered both in-person and virtually!
Exhibit: "Finding Light in the Darkness" - Grades 6 and up.
Through artifacts and stories from local Holocaust survivors, students will begin to understand the hiof the Holocaust and that their choices make a difference. A live knowledgeable docent will highlight key stories, artifacts, images, and pivotal events featured in the exhibit. Students will be able to ask questions and will have opportunities for further independent research.
Virtual Field Trips will take place using Zoom.
(We will do our best to support other video platforms.) Docents can tailor the material to your class. Minimum time commitment is 45 minutes.
Recommended: Request a Teaching Trunk or Artifact Kit to use in the classroom at the same time as your virtual field trip. The docent will reference the the artifacts in the trunk/kit and will encourage the students to explore the physical artifacts throughout the virtual field trip.
In-person Field Trips are now possible!
Minimum time commitment is 90 minutes. Visit includes an interactive exploration of the exhibit, a short film, and an activity.
*Tours available in Spanish by special request.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does a Virtual Field Trip cost? It's FREE for all schools and students.
Who should attend a Virtual Field Trip? Students in grades 6-12 in Washington State and the Pacific Northwest. At this time, we are not scheduling VFTs for schools/groups outside of the Northwest. Please visit the Association of Holocaust Organizations' (AHO) membership database to a local center or museum near you.
How long is a Virtual Field Trip? The virtual visit is a minimum of 45 minutes with the docent, which includes time for Q&A. Please allow for a few extra minutes at the beginning to confirm the connection.
How far in advance do I need to schedule a field trip? We appreciate requests that are at least two weeks in advance, but will make every effort to accommodaterequests.
What should teachers/students do to prepare? Once the Virtual Field Trip is scheduled, we will send you information to share with your students and can provide activities and resources to fit your lesson or unit. We will also provide post-field trip suggestions.
What days are you available for field trips? Monday - Friday from 9am - 5pm.
Schedule A Virtual Field Trip
The Virtual Field Trip program is made possible thanks to the University District Rotary Club and the Alfred & Tillie Shemanski Testamentary Trust.
Check out the many schools and groups that went on Virtual Field Trips to the Holocaust Center for Humanity in 2020-21!