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!

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 3-5)
    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 note that our current on-site capacity is 40 participants, children and adults. 

Our programs cover such themes as:

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

Some of our special activities include:

  • Artifact exploration
  • Games and movement activities
  • Story time
  • Craft “Make and Takes”
  • Train rides (additional fee)

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.





Director of Public Programs


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