Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center

 
Visit the largest Native American museum in the world with over 85,000 square feet of indoor exhibits set on 5 acres containing an 18th century farmstead, organic gardens and walking trails. Your group will go on an immersive, eye-opening journey through time to learn about the land and its Natives. Films, interactive computer stations, and immersive exhibits explore history, today’s vibrant American Indian cultures, and the natural history of the Eastern Woodlands, covering Pequot life and history up to Federal Recognition and the present day.
 
Contact Info 
Address: 110 Pequot Trail, Mashantucket, CT 06338. New London County. 
 
Tel: 800-411-9671. 
 
 
Hrs: Mon.-Sat. 9AM-5PM, last admission at 4PM (Open May-November). 
 
SCHOOLS
Educational programs allow students to understand the culture of the Pequot Indians and the complex relationships, changes, and conflicts that arose with the arrival of Europeans. Students will learn about the 1637 Mystic massacre during the Pequot War, how Native Americans used natural resources as everyday items, and more. Activities include hands-on materials, craft and classroom enrichment programs. Learn more about student visits
 
Contact Info
Contact: Group Sales, 860-396-6839, groupsales@pequotmuseum.org
 
Trip Info  
Grade Level: All grades. 
 
Group Size: 10 or more.
 
Activity Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Performances. 
 
Recomm. Length of Visit: 2-3 hours. 
 
Cost: Varies.
 
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Social Studies, Art.
Topics Covered: Native American history, natural history, colonial settlers, archaeology, natural resources, art, culture.  
 
SCOUTS
Scout groups, through their scout leaders, can work toward American cultures and art related badges at the museum. Programs teach scouts about the culture of the Pequot Indians and the complex relationships, changes, and conflicts that arose with the arrival of Europeans. Activities include hands-on activities, making pinch pots, interpreting artifacts, making wampum bracelets, and cornhusk dolls. Learn more about group programs
 
Contact Info
Contact: Group Sales, 860-396-6839, groupsales@pequotmuseum.org
 
Trip Info  
Grade Level: All grades. 
 
Group Size: 10 or more.
 
Activity Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Performances. 
 
Recomm. Length of Visit: 2-3 hours. 
 
Cost: Varies.
 
SUPPORTS SCOUT BAGDES IN: Social Studies, Art.
Topics Covered: Native American history, natural history, colonial settlers, archaeology, natural resources, art, culture.  
 
HOMESCHOOL
Homeschool groups will understand the culture of the Pequot Indians and the complex relationships, changes, and conflicts that arose with the arrival of Europeans. Educational programs focus on topics such as the 1637 Mystic massacre during the Pequot War, the facts and fictions of Thanksgiving, and more. Activities include making pinch pots and playing native games. Learn more about group programs
 
Contact Info
Contact: Group Sales, 860-396-6839, groupsales@pequotmuseum.org
 
Trip Info  
Grade Level: All grades. 
 
Group Size: 10 or more.
 
Activity Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Performances. 
 
Recomm. Length of Visit: 2-3 hours. 
 
Cost: Varies.
 
Topics Covered: Native American history, natural history, pilgrims, early settlers, archaeology, natural resources, art, culture.  

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