Educational Programs

School GroupStep back in time and experience history with us! Mackinac State Historic Parks has a variety of programs to help students learn and explore the exciting resources of the Straits of Mackinac and the state of Michigan. Click on any section to learn more about the programs and activities.

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Field Trips and Immersive Programs

For the ultimate education field trip, consider a visit to any or all five Mackinac State Historic Parks sites. Rates start as little as $4 per student visit. Grants and packages are available. Special immersive evening and overnight programs are offered at Fort Mackinac and Colonial Michilimackinac.

On-site Activities

Already planning a trip to the Straits of Mackinac and looking for materials to help students better understand what they’re experiencing? We have on-site activities to compliment a trip to any or all of our sites in Mackinaw City or on Mackinac Island.

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Award Winning Outreach Programs

Can’t come to Mackinac, but would like Mackinac to come to you? These fascinating and fun hour-long programs bring cultural and natural history alive in your classroom. Recommended for grades three through six.

Lesson Plans, Educational Resources

A variety of supporting materials from lesson plans to boxes of artifacts you can use for your classroom are available for you at any time. See how our programs and plans help meet State of Michigan GLCEs!  NOTE:  We are currently updating the curriculum pages to the new Science and C3 Social Studies Standards for Michigan.

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