School Program

The museum’s School Program completed another successful program during the 2012-13 school year. Approximately 1500 third graders from 17 schools in Sunnyvale, Santa Clara, and Cupertino school districts as well as private schools visited our museum.

These field trips include:

  • A brief history of the Martin Murphy, Jr. family and the city of Sunnyvale
  • A tour of the museum’s exhibit rooms
  • Hands-on experiences with artifacts from life over 100 years ago

The program is geared for Third Grade Students and their Social Studies Curriculum. There is NO CHARGE for the school visits. However, we suggest that teachers and students bring donations to help support the museum.

Learning how to use a clothes wringer.

Learning how to use a clothes wringer.

Comments from teachers:

“The docents are knowledgable and manage the students well.”
“The pacing is good to maintain the interest of students. Students enjoyed the many hands-on activities.”
“Always a wonderful experience. Well-organized and age-appropriate.”
“Just fantastic. All docents were great, kind, and informative. I love this field trip.”
“This is an excellent program; it really teaches the children about their wonderful city.”
“Very well organized. Loved that student behavior expectations were reviewed.”

Comments from students’ “Thank You” letters:

“Thank you for teaching us about the Murphy family and letting us eat apricots and make toys.”
“I can’t wait to tell all of my friends and family all about the Murphy family and house.”
“I really liked it so much I want to work there.”

Comments heard as children left the museum:

“This place is awesome!”
“I had a great time.”
“What a cool place!”

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