Field Trip Details
- Cost: $5 per child. One free chaperone for every 10 children. All other adults are charged $5 per person.
- Visit Time: 2 hours recommended
- Lunch options: Groups can eat at the State Park shelter which is across from Lindbergh Historic Site
- Parking: Bus and auto parking is available.
Reservations are required for field trip visits. Contact Melissa Peterson, 320-616-5421 or use our online
field trip request.
Legacy Field Trip Support Fund
Financial assistance is available to offset field trip transportation costs in the 2010–2011 school year.
Field Trip Programs
Teachers can select a
program for the field trip visit. All programs meet State of Minnesota
Academic Standards in Social Studies, as well as some hitting key themes
in reading, science, and math.
- Under the Lone Eagle’s Wing (Grades K-3)
- 20 minutes. Children learn about Charles Lindbergh’s historic non-stop flight across the Atlantic in 1927, using a hands-on cockpit mockup and supplies he carried. Learn about the airplane which Lindbergh helped design, the route of the trip, Lindbergh’s experiences, the result of the flight, and it’s relevance to today’s aviation.
- Same or Different (Grades K-3)
- 20 minutes. Learn about Lindbergh’s world in the year 1918 and the different events, places, and objects that a person would have encountered then, and compare it to today. Lots of hands-on objects to handle, as well as a short film show the connections between the past and the present.
- A Boy’s Life (Grades K-3)
- 40 minutes. Learn about what it was like to be a child growing up in the house that Lindbergh called home. Using hands-on experiences and stories from his life, children share in the chores and responsibilities Lindbergh had as a young boy.
- Dead Reckoning (Grades 4-8)
- 40 minutes. Learn about Charles Lindbergh’s famous trans-Atlantic flight, and the navigation method he used to make it from New York to Paris. Students learn about the flight preparations, the airplane The Spirit of St. Louis, and how to use “dead reckoning”, a navigation system that employs time, coordinates, and reading a plane’s instruments. Students can “fly” a wheeled mockup of Lindbergh’s plane which give practical application to the exercise.
- History Lab: WPA (Grades 4-8)
- 40 minutes. Children become “Jr. Historians” and learn how to conduct primary research, using documents from the 1930’s to find out about the Works Progress Administration’s role in creating Lindbergh State Park and restoring Charles Lindbergh’s boyhood home during the Great Depression. Kids are given a research project to complete in groups of 2-3. Students use reading skills to answer their group’s questions. A group discussion follows.
- A Boy’s Life (Grades 4-8)
- 40 minutes. Learn about what it was like to be a young boy who had to run a farming operation during the First World War, just as Lindbergh did. Using hands-on experiences and stories from his life, students share in the chores and responsibilities Lindbergh had as a young boy.