School Field Trips


Hagley Museum and Library is where science and history engage through the story of technology, industry, and innovation that unfolded along the banks of the Brandywine River.  For one hundred and twenty years, the DuPont Company, the du Pont family, and their workers represented a microcosm of American industry while also making advancements in the fields of chemistry, physics, engineering, and business. Their spirit and legacy are reflected in the school programs available for students from kindergarten to high school. 


All of Hagley’s educational programs align with Common Core, Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), and state standards, particularly focusing on science, history, and economics.  Students will satisfy their “STEMtation!” through interactive programs that emphasize water power, simple machines, and materials and their properties. Through “Hands-on History” programs students will take a journey back to nineteenth-century life and the Industrial Revolution.


Hagley offers nine different programs for educators to choose from to meet their educational goals. Teachers are welcome to visit Hagley for free in preparation for a scheduled school field trip. If you don’t find what you are looking for, let us know, and we would be happy to customize a program to meet your needs.


Hagley School Programs and the Standards At-A-Glance (click for larger PDF)



For more information on how to incorporate a Hagley visit into your unit of study, please contact the Education Program Manager, Jeff Durst, at (302) 658-2400 x285 or by email at

Schedule a Visit

To make a reservation, contact the tour office at (302) 658-2400, ext. 259 or, at least two weeks in advance. Reservations can be made up to one year in advance.

The following information is needed to book your tour:

  • Contact name
  • School address, phone, and e-mail (if available)
  • Name of requested program
  • Choice of date and time, along with two alternates
  • Number of students
  • Grade level
  • Any special needs of students
  • Lunch arrangements
  • Option to visit the museum gift shop
  • Request for financial assistance

The number of complimentary chaperones depends upon the number of students visiting Hagley. You will be notified of that number at the time of your reservation. Additional chaperones are charged $14 each. Once your reservation is finalized, you will receive an email confirmation. Please check that all details are correct, and contact the tour office with any changes.