School Field Trips

Ford Piquette Avenue Plant Educational Programs

Thank you for your interest in our education programs at the Ford Piquette Avenue Plant. We look forward to working with you and hosting your students at our museum for a day of learning and fun. We offer a variety of programs for your class. Whether you are interested in a standard guided tour curated for your grade level, a hands-on program, or would like to collaborate on a unique and memorable trip for your students, we are here to help.

Presently we offer the following programs for the 2020/2021 and 2021/2022 school years:

Guided tour ($10 PP)

  • This field trip focuses on social sciences with a focus on Henry Ford and the Model T
  • This is a guided tour of our museum catered to your students grade level
  • This program runs approximately 1 to 1.5 hours

Automotive tycoon ($12 PP)

  • STEAM based program
  • This program is based on 3rd grade curriculum and encompasses a hands-on session where students gain knowledge of business, economics, engineering, social studies, and math by starting their own automotive company in the same manner they began in the early 1900s. This has been a good program for students ranging from 3rd Grade to 5thGrade. We do offer a modified program for younger students (1st & 2nd Grades)
  • Program begins with tour of the museum
    Approximately 1-1.5 hours
  • Hands on portion
    Includes workbook and activity
    Approximately 2 hours
  • Program run a total of approximately 3-4 hours

ABC’s at Piquette ($12 PP)

  • This field trip focuses on social sciences and reading
  • Includes a tour geared towards students from Pre-K to 2nd Grade
  • This program provides students and interactive game of letter matching to our cars.
  • Story time is included in this program with a story that will cover either Henry Ford, the Model T. or Detroit history
  • Coloring activity for students to do at the museum or take back to school/home
  • This field trip ranges in time from 1.5 to 2 hours

Scavenger Hunt ($12PP)

  • This field trip is geared towards Middle and High School Students.
  • Students are provided with a modified field trip focused in the area of STEM/STEAM.
  • Post guided tour, students in teams of 3-4 further explore the museum through a scavenger hunt platform
  • This program runs a total of approximately 2-2.5 hours

Automotive Engineering – The Beginnings of the Automotive Boom in Detroit (1890-1930)** ($10 PP)

  • STEM based program
  • This program is an in-depth guided tour which will further elaborate upon engines, automotive technology, and automotive history
  • This program is geared towards high school students in engineering, automotive programs and College/University Students
  • This program runs approximately 2 hours

The Automotive History of Milwaukee Junction**

  • A walking tour in and outside of the museum discussing the wealthy automotive history in the Milwaukee Junction district of Detroit.
  • College/University groups only
  • This program runs approximately 3 hours

**Coming soon

Virtual Programs**:

Coming soon!

Modified virtual tours with an emphasis on STEM/STEAM along with printable activities for your classroom.

Home Schooling:

Do you have a home school group? Let us know. We are more than happy to provide a combination style field trip to ensure everyone in your group is catered to during your visit.

Youth Camps/Scouting:

We offer a variety of activities for your groups. Feel free to reach out to the Education Manager to discuss.

Do you have an idea in which you would like to collaborate on? We love new ideas and one off field trips. We would love to work with you to fulfill your ideas/lesson plans for the day. We do ask at least a month’s advance notice to assist in planning and development. Please feel free to reach out to the Education Manager.

Our education programs are continuing to grow! Please check back often for updates.

Payment/Reservation Fee:

We do charge a $25 reservation fee to hold the date and time of your field trip. We do not offer refunds on reservation fees, and the charge is applied to your balance. Full payment is due 24 hours before your field trip. We ask this is handled through the teacher or coordinator. We ask a minimum of 48 hour notice in the event your group has to cancel.

Chaperones:

We require the following number of chaperones per grade level:
Pre-K through 2: 1 adult per 5 students
Grades 3-5: 1 Adult per 10 students
Middle School/High School: 1 adult per 20 students

Lunch:

We do not have a cafeteria onsite, however can set-up an area for your group for a nominal additional charge. We do have refrigerators available for bag lunch and do have several restaurants in close proximity in the event you would like to cater (pizza, etc.)

Accessibility:

Our museum is wheelchair accessible. In the event anyone in your group requires a wheel chair, just let us know a day before your group arrives. Our museum begins on the 2nd floor with elevator access from the 1st floor. Please give us a call when your group arrives if the elevator is required. Please note, we take pride in maintaining the preservation of Piquette’s architecture and features. You will find our wood floors can be uneven in many areas throughout the museum.

We do work with local colleges/universities to assist our deaf community. Please inquire if your group would be interested in having an interpreter onsite.

We are in the process of working on tours for the blind and visually impaired. Please stay tuned for updates.
We welcome everyone to our museum. If your group requires any modifications or considerations, please contact the Education Manager.

Does your class have financial restrictions or needs assistance?

Please reach out to the Education Manager to discuss. We are working on a few programs to assist students/classrooms in need.

WANT TO HELP STUDENTS IN THE METRO DETROIT AREA? SPONSOR A FIELD TRIP! Please contact the Education Manager for further details.

If you are interested in a field trip for your students, please contact:

Anna Janik-Shaw, Education Manager

313-872-8759, ajshawpiquette@gmail.com

Please include your name, contact phone number, contact email, school, grade, number of students, field trip of interest, and any other details pertaining to your group and field trip.

DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC, EMAIL IS THE PREFERRED METHOD OF CONTACT AS OUR HOURS HAVE CHANGED AND STAFF IS WORKING UNDER REDUCED HOURS. FIELD TRIPS ARE SUBJECT TO CANCELLATION IN THE EVENT OF GOVERNMENT ORDERS, HOWEVER, WE WILL DO OUR BEST TO RESCHEDULE FOR A LATER DATE AND/OR WITH A COMBINATION OF A VIRTUAL TOUR SHOULD THIS OCCUR. IF YOUR STUDENTS OR CHAPERONES ARE EXHIBITING COLD SYMPTOMS OR ARE SICK, WE STRONGLY SUGGEST THEY STAY HOME FOR THE DAY.

RESERVATIONS

We do tours for school age children. Advance reservations are required for school groups, so book your tour today!

Call (313) 872-8759 ext 2 or email us at piquetteplant@gmail.com.

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