SCHOOL

School groups can book a one-hour “Spin & Learn” program that includes a 20-minute, hands-on mini-lecture about the art and history of the carousel with time set aside to ask questions and enjoy the ride. The program introduces the next generation of carousel lovers to the important role that the carousel plays in the nation's history. It’s a perfect addition to your field trip to the downtown area. “Spin & Learn” is held during non-public hours. The program fee is $200 for up to 100 people. Lunch space is available for an additional $25. Outside the program, the carousel fee is $2 per ride. See the website for additional craft programs offered, including Create-A-Cut Out, Beginner Carving, and Mask Making.

supports classroom learning in:
Art, Social Studies.

topics covered:
American Art, Sculpture, History, Heritage, Industry, Immigration, Enjoyment.

contact info
Name: Reservation Coordinator.
Phone: 860-585-5411
Email: membership@thecarouselmuseum.org

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: Elementary School, Middle School, High School Group Size: 100 max. Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1 hour, with craft included, 2 hrs. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1. Registration: Phone, Email. Food Options: Available for purchase, Indoor and outdoor seating. Cost: Fee Title I or Financial Support: N/A Accessible To: PD.

About This Venue

Bushnell Park Carousel

The Bushnell Park Carousel is a vintage 1914 carousel that stands in Bushnell Park amidst the shadows of skyscrapers and the giant turkey oak tree. The carousel features a 24-sided pavilion that houses 48 hand-carved, wooden horses and two lovers’ chariots that swirl around a booming Wurlitzer band organ. Its horses were carved in 1914 by Solomon Stein and Harry Goldstein, Russian immigrants who came to the United States in the late 1800s to carve carousel horses for Coney Island. The New England Carousel Museum has worked to restore the horses to reflect the original carvings and their distinguished style.

Every year, thousands of people go for a thrilling ride on Hartford’s magnificent and historic Stein and Goldstein carousel. The three-and-a-half minute ride will widen your eyes!

contact info

Hrs: Public Hours: See website. Programs: By appointment.

HELPFUL LESSON PLAN(S)

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Historic Site Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

Philadelphia’s Independence Hall, where the Declaration of Independence and Constitution were signed; Boston’s Old State House, where the Boston Massacre and the American Revolution began; Washington D.C.’s National Mall, where Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech; Virginia’s Jamestown settlement, the country’s first colony; Charleston’s Fort Sumter, where the first shots of the Civil War were fired; New York’s Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, where millions of immigrants were introduced to their new home. All of these sites, significant to America’s history, can be visited, toured, and admired. While visiting one of the many historical sites around the country, consider the importance in preserving these sites.

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SCOUTS

Scout groups can book a one-hour “Spin & Learn” program that includes a 20-minute, hands-on mini-lecture about the art and history of the carousel with time set aside to ask questions and enjoy the ride. The program introduces the next generation of carousel lovers to the important role that the carousel plays in the nation's history. It’s a perfect addition to your field trip to the downtown area. “Spin & Learn” is held during non-public hours. The program fee is $200 for up to 100 people. Lunch is available for an additional $25. Outside the program, the carousel fee is $2 per ride. See the website for additional craft programs offered, including Create-A-Cut Out, Beginner Carving, and Mask Making.

Scouts can visit the carousel in preparation for a Carving Merit Badge or use what they learn during the program to complete Art Merit Badge requirements.

supports scout badges in:
Art, Social Studies.

topics covered:
American Art, Sculpture, History, Heritage, Industry, Immigration, Enjoyment.

contact info
Name: Reservation Coordinator.
Phone: 860-585-5411
Email: membership@thecarouselmuseum.org

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: Elementary School, Middle School, High School Group Size: 100 max. Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1 hour, with craft included, 2 hrs. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1. Registration: Phone, Email. Food Options: Available for purchase, Indoor and outdoor seating. Cost: Fee Title I or Financial Support: N/A Accessible To: PD.

About This Venue

Bushnell Park Carousel

The Bushnell Park Carousel is a vintage 1914 carousel that stands in Bushnell Park amidst the shadows of skyscrapers and the giant turkey oak tree. The carousel features a 24-sided pavilion that houses 48 hand-carved, wooden horses and two lovers’ chariots that swirl around a booming Wurlitzer band organ. Its horses were carved in 1914 by Solomon Stein and Harry Goldstein, Russian immigrants who came to the United States in the late 1800s to carve carousel horses for Coney Island. The New England Carousel Museum has worked to restore the horses to reflect the original carvings and their distinguished style.

Every year, thousands of people go for a thrilling ride on Hartford’s magnificent and historic Stein and Goldstein carousel. The three-and-a-half minute ride will widen your eyes!

contact info

Hrs: Public Hours: See website. Programs: By appointment.

HELPFUL LESSON PLAN(S)

Prepared by FieldTripDirectory.com

Historic Site Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

Philadelphia’s Independence Hall, where the Declaration of Independence and Constitution were signed; Boston’s Old State House, where the Boston Massacre and the American Revolution began; Washington D.C.’s National Mall, where Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech; Virginia’s Jamestown settlement, the country’s first colony; Charleston’s Fort Sumter, where the first shots of the Civil War were fired; New York’s Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, where millions of immigrants were introduced to their new home. All of these sites, significant to America’s history, can be visited, toured, and admired. While visiting one of the many historical sites around the country, consider the importance in preserving these sites.

View Lesson Plan>>

CAMP

Scout groups can book a one-hour “Spin & Learn” program that includes a 20-minute, hands-on mini-lecture about the art and history of the carousel with time set aside to ask questions and enjoy the ride. The program introduces the next generation of carousel lovers to the important role that the carousel plays in the nation's history. It’s a perfect addition to your field trip to the downtown area. “Spin & Learn” is held during non-public hours. The program fee is $150 for up to 100 people. Lunch is available for an additional $25. Outside the program, the carousel fee is $2 per ride. See the website for additional craft programs offered, including Create-A-Cut Out, Beginner Carving, and Mask Making.

topics covered:
American Art, Sculpture, History, Heritage, Industry, Immigration, Enjoyment.

contact info
Name: Reservation Coordinator.
Phone: 860-585-5411
Email: membership@thecarouselmuseum.org

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: Elementary School, Middle School, High School Group Size: 100 max. Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1 hour, with craft included, 2 hrs. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1. Registration: Phone, Email. Food Options: Available for purchase, Indoor and outdoor seating. Cost: Fee Title I or Financial Support: N/A Accessible To: PD.

About This Venue

Bushnell Park Carousel

The Bushnell Park Carousel is a vintage 1914 carousel that stands in Bushnell Park amidst the shadows of skyscrapers and the giant turkey oak tree. The carousel features a 24-sided pavilion that houses 48 hand-carved, wooden horses and two lovers’ chariots that swirl around a booming Wurlitzer band organ. Its horses were carved in 1914 by Solomon Stein and Harry Goldstein, Russian immigrants who came to the United States in the late 1800s to carve carousel horses for Coney Island. The New England Carousel Museum has worked to restore the horses to reflect the original carvings and their distinguished style.

Every year, thousands of people go for a thrilling ride on Hartford’s magnificent and historic Stein and Goldstein carousel. The three-and-a-half minute ride will widen your eyes!

contact info

Hrs: Public Hours: See website. Programs: By appointment.

HELPFUL LESSON PLAN(S)

Prepared by FieldTripDirectory.com

Historic Site Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

Philadelphia’s Independence Hall, where the Declaration of Independence and Constitution were signed; Boston’s Old State House, where the Boston Massacre and the American Revolution began; Washington D.C.’s National Mall, where Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech; Virginia’s Jamestown settlement, the country’s first colony; Charleston’s Fort Sumter, where the first shots of the Civil War were fired; New York’s Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, where millions of immigrants were introduced to their new home. All of these sites, significant to America’s history, can be visited, toured, and admired. While visiting one of the many historical sites around the country, consider the importance in preserving these sites.

View Lesson Plan>>

HOMESCHOOL

Homeschool groups can book a one-hour “Spin & Learn” program that includes a 20-minute, hands-on mini-lecture about the art and history of the carousel with time set aside to ask questions and enjoy the ride. The program introduces the next generation of carousel lovers to the important role that the carousel plays in the nation's history. It’s a perfect addition to your field trip to the downtown area. “Spin & Learn” is held during non-public hours. The program fee is $150 for up to 100 people. Lunch is available for an additional $25. Outside the program, the carousel fee is $2 per ride. See the website for additional craft programs offered, including Create-A-Cut Out, Beginner Carving, and Mask Making.

supports classroom learning in:
Art, Social Studies.

topics covered:
American Art, Sculpture, History, Heritage, Industry, Immigration, Enjoyment.

contact info
Name: Reservation Coordinator.
Phone: 860-585-5411
Email: membership@thecarouselmuseum.org

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: Elementary School, Middle School, High School Group Size: 100 max. Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1 hour, with craft included, 2 hrs. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1. Registration: Phone, Email. Food Options: Available for purchase, Indoor and outdoor seating. Cost: Fee Title I or Financial Support: N/A Accessible To: PD.

About This Venue

Bushnell Park Carousel

The Bushnell Park Carousel is a vintage 1914 carousel that stands in Bushnell Park amidst the shadows of skyscrapers and the giant turkey oak tree. The carousel features a 24-sided pavilion that houses 48 hand-carved, wooden horses and two lovers’ chariots that swirl around a booming Wurlitzer band organ. Its horses were carved in 1914 by Solomon Stein and Harry Goldstein, Russian immigrants who came to the United States in the late 1800s to carve carousel horses for Coney Island. The New England Carousel Museum has worked to restore the horses to reflect the original carvings and their distinguished style.

Every year, thousands of people go for a thrilling ride on Hartford’s magnificent and historic Stein and Goldstein carousel. The three-and-a-half minute ride will widen your eyes!

contact info

Hrs: Public Hours: See website. Programs: By appointment.

HELPFUL LESSON PLAN(S)

Prepared by FieldTripDirectory.com

Historic Site Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

Philadelphia’s Independence Hall, where the Declaration of Independence and Constitution were signed; Boston’s Old State House, where the Boston Massacre and the American Revolution began; Washington D.C.’s National Mall, where Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech; Virginia’s Jamestown settlement, the country’s first colony; Charleston’s Fort Sumter, where the first shots of the Civil War were fired; New York’s Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, where millions of immigrants were introduced to their new home. All of these sites, significant to America’s history, can be visited, toured, and admired. While visiting one of the many historical sites around the country, consider the importance in preserving these sites.

View Lesson Plan>>

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