Teachers, students, and chaperones before they enter the museum for a field trip

Share, Grow, Inspire, Learn

A class on a field trip interacting with a People of the Waters kiosk

Education at OPM

OPM’s collection holds treasures from the past, but their value lies in their continued relevance to our community’s future generations. Our robust education program is the key to unlocking this potential.

OPM’s Education Program offers a variety of opportunities for lifelong learners of all ages. Read on to discover how OPM can enrich your students' learning through inquiry and object-based experiences both onsite and in your classrooms. 

Still have questions about how OPM can help you reach your educational goals? Contact our Education Department at 920.236.5776 or click here

Field Trips

OPM offers field trips to expand classroom learning. Our programs help build strong community citizens for the future through multi-faceted learning experiences. Field trips enhance critical thinking, creativity, innovation, historic awareness, civic literacy, and more.

Our team can tailor experiences to meet the needs of local educators, while also remaining consistent with state standards. We also offer virtual field trip opportunities for middle and high school classrooms.

Classrooms within the Oshkosh Area School District classrooms receive free admission on field trips.

Ready to book? Click here to request a field trip!

A volunteer with a class field trip in People of the Waters
Educational items used to discuss early peoples in Wisconsin

Inquiry Kits

The Oshkosh Public Museum is excited to offer four themed Inquiry Kits designed for grades 3-5. Each kit includes real artifacts, hands-on reproductions, and lesson plan that bring the Museum right into your classroom!

"Check out" a kit for one week to use in your classroom, then return it to the Museum. Check-outs are free for Oshkosh Area School District educators and $25 for a one-week check-out for all other educators. 

Reserve yours today! Click here to request a reservation.