How To & Tips

How To & Tips

Tips to make your visit a success!

We want you and your students to have the best time possible and enjoy the day with us. In order to help you get the most out of your day, please take a moment to review these tips to make your tour a success.

Before You Tour:

  1. Carefully check your confirmation, arrival procedures, payment procedures and meal times. If you find any discrepancies, please call our reservations office right away.
  2. Check out all the information available on this website and download a copy of our education materials and curriculum standards. This will help you learn more about the Historic Village, the history of Northwest Ohio and the time period we cover (and how it relates to what you are doing in your classroom!).
  3. Prepare your students to visit the Village. Not every student has had the opportunity to visit a museum. Explain what they will be seeing and what you expect from them.
  4. Visit ahead of time. We would love to have you visit the Village prior to your field trip AND if you call us in advance and tell us when you are coming, we will have ONE FREE adult admission ticket waiting at the admission's desk for you.
  5. PREPARE your adult supervisors. Let them know what their responsibilities are. Give them a copy of the supervising adult guideline information found on our website. Your supervising adults will be a key factor in the success of your trip.
  6. Complete the Payment Form and bring it with you along with payment in ONE lump sum.

The Day You Tour:

  1. Ask questions! If there is something you do not understand, something you wish you knew or that we can do for you, please do not hesitate to ask us!
  2. Enjoy the field trip along with your students. If they see that you are interested and excited about the trip, they will be too!

After You Tour:

  1. Follow-up with activities, stories, questions, games and other lesson tools to complete the trip. This helps students of any age digest, make sense of and retain what they have seen and learned. See some suggestions by following & these links to the Pre-visit Activities & Post Visit activities webpages.
  2. Investigate what else we have to offer. Sauder Village offers many programs, classes and special activities for students and adults as part of our continuing educational programs. Follow this link to the Special Programs page to learn more.