Trailhead Tours

What is it?

Trailhead Tours are lightly guided, volunteer-led offerings for both the Natural and Human History galleries. Teachers can pick a floor to explore and pick from one of three themes. Volunteers guide the beginning of the tour and allow time for classes to make their own connections. Volunteers also facilitate a group discussion at the end of the tour. The tours are hands-on and designed with flexibility to allow teachers to add in their own ideas.

Natural History Themes

  • The Numbers of Nature: Making sense of data in an unstable world
  • Mammoth Thinking
  • Predator vs. Prey


Human History Themes

  • Simple Machines: Museums as Makerspace
  • Gold Rush: Photography and Memory
  • Reading an Object


Helmcken Christmas Theme (December only) - SOLD OUT

*Note: if two classes are coming from the same school, one class can take part in the Natural History Trailhead Tour and the other class can take part in the Human History Trailhead Tour at the same time if space allows.

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Who are the Trailhead Tours for?

Grades K–7.

When are the Trailhead Tours?

Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm, November 1 to March 17.

The Helmcken Christmas Trailhead Tour happens Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, from November 28 to December 16, at 10:00am–11:30am and 12:30pm–2:00pm.

What is the cost?

$60 for a class visit.

Get in Touch

Chris O’Connor
Learning Program Developer

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