The Campbell Museums are closed for field trips. We hope to be able to offer regular field trips by Spring of 2023.
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Education Programs

The Campbell Historical Museum and Ainsley House offer two on-site education programs: Hands-on History and History Detectives, for 2nd, 3rd, and 4th-grade students. Content can be modified to meet the needs of classes from other grade levels. Each field trip applies to the California State Standards for Social Studies and offers content that meets Common Core Standards.

Both programs offer students the opportunity to learn historical content through interactive hands-on exploration. Students will have a chance to look, listen, touch, taste and play with history.  The museums' education programs are designed to teach critical thinking skills across disciplines as well as develop cultural sensitivity and historical empathy.

Supports the Common Core Curriculum

Building Strong Content Knowledge: Expands student's knowledge of social studies through listening, discussion, and hands-on activities

Comprehending and Critiquing: Discussions and activities during the programs allow students to compare and question assumptions about current and historical ideas that provide engaged and open-minded debates.

Evaluating Evidence: Students evaluate primary sources such as artifacts and photographs to support learning across content areas. This allows students to use their reasoning skills in real-life scenarios.

Coming to Understand Other Perspectives and Cultures: The programs are designed to develop historical empathy: the ability to understand and appreciate what life was like for people who lived in a different time and place.

Please Consider

  • There is a minimum charge of $120 for 20 students or fewer; additional students are $6 each.

  • Hands-on History has a maximum student capacity of 48 students.

  • History Detectives has a maximum student capacity of 36 students.

  • Teachers, aides, and chaperones are free.

  • Programs are available Monday - Friday.

  • Programs begin at 9 am and end between 11:30 am -12 pm.

Scheduling Field Trips

To schedule a field trip or for more information, please contact Kerry Perkins, Senior Museum Specialist at or (408) 866-2718.

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Hands on history
history detectives
Campbell Historical Museum
51 N. Central Ave,
Campbell, CA 95008
Ainsley House

300 Grant St.

Campbell, CA 95008


11am-3pm   Friday-Sunday

Year round

Mailing Address
51 N. Central Ave, Campbell, CA 95008
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Currently, we are not open for Field Trips.  We are waiting to reopen the Historical Museum in 2023 and hope to hire Education Staff to help bring back our field trip programs.

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