Groups & Field Trips

The Museum is happy to welcome groups of all ages to the Museum for a special visit. Whether you’re looking for group visits or field trips, you’ve come to the right spot!

Group Reservations Guidelines
  • Group rates apply to Adult groups of 5 or more.
  • Field trips reserved by RSU 21 classrooms are complimentary.
  • Learn more details in our Group Tours brochure.
  • To schedule a group program or field trip, please contact Caroline Brown, Engagement Coordinator, at cbrown@brickstoremuseum.org or (207)985-4802. Please have the following information ready: 1) date(s) of visit; 2) contact person; 3) program needs (see list below).
  • Reservations for facilitated programs must be made at least one week in advance to ensure staff capacity.
Group Programs: Adults & Teens
Self Guided Tour, $5 p/p

Explore the Museum’s seven galleries at your own pace, and focus on what interests you and your group!

Time: 30-60+ minutes

Guided Gallery Tour, $6 p/p

Tour includes introduction to the Museum by a staff member, a guided gallery visit, and time for Q&A.

Time: 45 minutes

Behind-the-Scenes Tour, $10 p/p

Includes the above and a staff-led tour of Collections Storage, which holds nearly 70,000 items of the Kennebunks’ history.

Time: 1 hour

Historic District Walking Tour, $8 p/p

Explore Kennebunk’s commercial and shipbuilding history through the homes on Summer Street! Maine’s earliest Historic District, Kennebunk’s Summer Street features architectural styles spanning two centuries.

Capacity: 20 people (per guide).

One mile on flat sidewalks.

Time: 1 hour

Group Programs: Students
Self Guided Tour

Grades: K – 12

Students are welcome to explore the Museum and focus on what is most meaningful to them. Please allow for one chaperone per 6 children.

Time: 45 minutes

What Does a Museum Do?

Grades: 2 – 4

Students explore the Museum and its Collections Storage vaults to learn more about what museums mean to the community. Museum staff and volunteers then take the students on a scavenger hunt in the galleries.

Time: 45 minutes

Shipbuilding in the Kennebunks

Grades: 4

Local history curriculum highlights shipbuilding and commerce in the Kennebunks in the 19th Century. The program begins with a seated presentation in the Program Center. Students then take part in hands-on activities including viewing museum artifacts, and sailor tasks such as Swabbing the Decks and Hoisting the Sail.

Time: 45 minutes

The Industrial Revolution in Kennebunk

Grades: 5

Students focus on the commercial history of Kennebunk’s Main Street! Staff begins the program with a presentation on historic locations and processes of industry in Kennebunk. Students then complete a walking tour and scavenger hunt on Main Street, Kennebunk, which still has remnants of its industrial past.

Time: 1 hour

 

Educators – Learn more about educational opportunities in our Education Hub.

Don’t see what you’re looking for? Museum education staff is always happy to work with you to create custom content. Simply contact Caroline Brown, Engagement Coordinator, at cbrown@brickstoremuseum.org or (207)985-4802 to get the conversation started. We look forward to hearing from you!

 

Support Education!

The Brick Store Museum continues to offer complimentary field trip visits for RSU 21 and our surrounding communities’ students and teachers, because we believe education should be accessible to everyone. Please help us support staffing and implementation of this important work. Click here to learn more.

 

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Our local communities generously support arts and humanities education. Check out our Education Hub to learn more about funding opportunities.