The Quayle Vice Presidential Learning Center | Educational Programs
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Educational Programs

Field Trips & Outreach

Quality Programs For Your Academic And Budget Needs

The Center is the place to transform the difficult topics of history and government into meaningful and interactive programs which your students will enjoy. In addition, your students will have the chance to view artifacts from every vice president in history.

Our programs cover timely topics such as the presidential election process, Indiana’s 2016 Bicentennial, as well as social studies and civics studies of the legislative process and the Constitution. That is just a start to what you can learn.

Booking – Your field trip to the Center is $4.00 per student per program. Advance reservations are required for groups. Dates around special events, such as the elections, Constitution Day and Indiana’s birthday will fill quickly.  We encourage you to book early. We suggest bringing one adult for every ten students if possible. Accompanying adults are free.

Outreach – If you are not able to come to the Center, we can bring our programs to you. Outreach programming is $4.50 per student, plus .70/mile mileage. There is an additional charge if overnight stay is required. We have visited schools throughout Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio and even New York!

Program Expectations – The Center strives to make programs not only educational, but fun and memorable for students. Your students WILL laugh.  Individual program lengths vary, especially with group size and student age.  Each program is designed to be approximately an hour and a half. You should also allow a half an hour to explore the exhibits after your program.  Your total stay should be around two hours. All we ask is that students are courteous and attentive. Please no food or drink within the Center.

Gift Shop – The Center has affordably priced souvenirs for your students. Many items are less than $2.00. All sales in the gift shop help subsidize the cost of presenting educational programming.

Additional Tip – Maximize your day with a combination visit of our facility and another local site, such as the Historic Forks of the Wabash (260-356-1903), the Sheets Wildlife Museum (260-356-9453), the Huntington County Historical Society (260-356-7264) or the Salamonie Interpretive Center (260-468-2127).

Spring Education Brochure 2017