2nd Graders go to the Autry Center

Event Date and Time: 
Thursday, March 5, 2015 - 9:00am to 1:15pm

2nd -Grade Students
Early Opportunity and Family Discovery Center Program
Thursday, March, 5, 2015

The Autry National Center, formed in 2003 by the merger of the Autry Museum of Western Heritage with the Southwest Museum of the American Indian and the Women of the West Museum, is an intercultural history center dedicated to exploring and sharing the stories, experiences, and perceptions of the diverse peoples of the American West.

In this hands-on program led by their trained museum docents, young students will investigate replica artifacts and role-play to discover the history of Western communities, Plains Indians, and cowboys and cowgirls.

On Thursday March 5, 2015, second-grade students will travel to the world-renowned Autry National Center to see life as it was in the wild, wild West. Students will also get the chance to meet some of the animals that call the West their home, in Animals of the West. They will encounter a Texas Longhorn steer and a bison in the museum’s permanent galleries, and learn about the important role animals played in Western cultures.

Students will be departing from The Learning Castle at 9:00 a.m. and returning to campus at 1:15 p.m.

Students will need to bring a sack lunch, including snack and drinks, in a clearly labeled disposable bag. Please make sure that you do not order Freshlunches on a field trip day.

If you would like your child to attend this field trip, please complete the attached Field Trip Permission form no later than Friday, February 20, 2015.