Field Trips

Experience Auburn Heights with a field trip! Our programs focus on the history of transportation, especially during the time period we call the “Magic Age of Steam”. Through fun activities and exploration, we’ll draw comparisons between the past and present, interact with historic objects, learn local history and, most of all, use our imaginations!


Family Adventures
New for 2021! Get out for the afternoon or join us virtually. 

Family Field Trip (on-site)
Select Thursdays s in June, July and August from 2 – 3 pm
$50 for up to 5 family members
Best suited for children in grades 1-5
Your family will enjoy a personal on-site program, during which you’ll explore the museum and participate in hands-on activities related to early transportation, including cars and trains, over the course of an hour with a staff member.
To register, select your preferred date:
Virtual Field Trip
Select Tuesdays in June, July and August
$30 for up to 5 family members
9:00 – 10:00 am – Grades K – 2
11:00 am – 12:00 pm – Grades 3 – 5
Join us online for an hour of interactive (and educational) fun where we’ll be exploring topics related to cars or trains. Younger participants can expect story time and movement activities and older participants can enjoy interactive activities and games.
To register, select your preferred date and time:

Schools, Groups and Organization Field Trips
Choose from the following programs:

  • Story Time (Pre-school-1st Grade)
    Consider adding train rides to this program! 
    All aboard! Learn about different jobs, sounds, and parts of a train through story time, movement and crafts. Program includes time in our model train room and outside play on Little Toot!
  • Early Travelers (Grades K-2) 
    Consider adding train rides to this program!
    What was travel like at the dawn of the automotive age? Discover early transportation, what it would like to be a passenger in an early car or train, and play a fun travel game!
  • Engineer It! (Grades 3-6)
    STEM-focused curriculum!
    What would it be like to design a car of the future? We’ll compare cars of the past to cars today and discover the process early car inventors would have used to think, create, and test (and test again!) through a fun car racing activity.

Please contact us to book a program, learn about pricing and adding train rides to your experience: or 302-239-2385

Our programs cover such themes as:

  • Transportation changes & impacts on American society
  • Transportation technologies: Steam, gas, electric systems
  • Engineering design, process & prototyping
  • Primary sources & learning from objects
  • Being creative and having fun!

Some of our special activities include:

  • Racing challenge
  • Artifact exploration
  • Games and movement activities
  • Story time
  • Craft “Make and Takes”
  • Free play (preschool)

Delaware State Parks Programs

The Auburn Heights Mansion and the Auburn Valley Trail are operated by Delaware State Parks. We are happy to work with you to coordinate these programs but are not responsible for scheduling restrictions or pricing. For questions about Delaware State Parks program, please contact staff at Auburn Heights at (302) 239-5687.


Booking a Program

Reservations must be made at least 2 weeks in advance. A $50 deposit is required to reserve your date. You may fill out our online form or contact a staff member at the museum:

Director of Public Programs


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