Schedule an Education Program

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Schedule an Education Program

All of our educational programs have been designed to meet the goals and objectives of the Connecticut Elementary and Secondary Social Studies Frameworks and Common Core State Standards. Our programs are inquiry-based and help develop skills in close observation, evidential reasoning, and critical thinking. Click below to download a PDF of the curriculum connections chart.

Our museum tours, outreach programs, and online learning opportunities are also great for non-school youth groups, such as Scout troops, church groups, social service agencies, and after-school programs.


How to schedule a program:

  • All school and youth groups must make a reservation in advance.  Group size limits vary and are listed with the individual program descriptions. Teachers interested in planning a field trip may stop by the CHS to preview our exhibitions free of charge with a school ID card. Contact us at [email protected] or (860) 236-5621 x232 for more information or to schedule a program.


  • Costs vary with the type of the program and are listed with the individual program descriptions.
  • There is a minimum $50 fee per program.
  • Fee reductions are available for all Priority School Districts and Title I Schools. Please inquire at the time of booking.
  • Fee reductions are available for all schools booking American Revolution programs.
  • Fee reductions are made possible through generous support from the Henry Nias Foundation and the Society of the Cincinnati in the State of Connecticut.


  • Due to space limitations, a maximum of one adult for every five students is permitted. We require one adult for every ten students. Chaperones are admitted free of charge.

COVID-19 Precautions:

  • The CHS updates our COVID-19 policies per current guidance from the CDC and the State of Connecticut. We will discuss current COVID-19 policies with you at the time of booking. 

Homeschool Groups:

  • Visit our Homeschool page for information on Homeschool Days at the CHS.

Lunch Facilities:

  • Please make arrangements in advance if your group would like to eat lunch at the CHS. You may picnic on our grounds for free. Inside lunch space may be reserved for a fee of 50¢ per student.

Museum Store Cart:

  • Our museum store cart is available with prior arrangement for students to purchase souvenirs ranging from 25¢-$10.
  • We do not allow students in the regular museum store due to space and time constraints.
  • Students may shop at the store cart during lunch, or add an extra 15-20 minutes at the end of your visit.
  • We offer a selection of kid-friendly items that make perfect souvenirs of the trip!


  • A written confirmation will be sent prior to your scheduled program via email. In the event that you must cancel a tour or program, please contact us at least one week in advance.

When you call, please have ready:

  • Choice of program(s) and add-ons
  • Requested date (Please have 1-2 alternatives in mind)
  • Requested start time
  • Number of students
  • Grade level
  • Number of classes in the group
  • Names and emails of teachers participating in the program
  • Special needs of students in your group
  • Any specific teacher goals for program
  • Lunch/store cart reservation

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Museum Hours:

Tuesday-Friday 12pm-5pm, Thursday nights until 8pm
Saturday 9am-5pm
Sunday 12pm-5pm

Research Center Hours:

Tuesday-Saturday 12pm-5pm, Thursday nights until 8pm
Always by appointment only.


One Elizabeth Street
Hartford CT, 06105