Experience American West Heritage Center’s living history through our education programs where students go back in time to learn about westward expansion and life on western frontier.

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Baby Animal Field Trips

April 17 – 27, 2018 (1 Hour)

Spring Historic Field Trips

May 8 – 25, 2018

Historic Field Trips

September 19 – October 18, 2017

Times: 9:30am-2:30pm

Length: 2 hours (unless otherwise noted) Each program is designed to meet state curriculum standards. Field trips run Tuesday – Friday

Cost: $3.00/student per program

Optimal size: 60-70 students (maximum of 100 students) Activities are subject to change without notice according to availability and weather conditions.

Contact Education Manager, Karen Larson, to schedule your field trip to the AWHC.



Before You Come
1917 Farm Life
Baby Animals
Harvest Time
Pioneer Life
Native American & Mountain Man

Storytime takes place Wednesday mornings at 10:30 am. Preschool kids and their families are welcome. Join us for stories, games, songs, a special treat, and a lot of fun.


Session 1 January 11 – March 22, 2017 No Storytime March 29 – May 24 2017

Session 2 May 31 – September 6, 2017 No Storytime September 13 – October 18, 2017

Session 3 October 25 – December 20, 2017 No Storytime November 22nd & December 27th, 2017


Please bring a sack lunch & water bottle with you each day. Wear sunscreen & closed toe shoes. No flip flops or sandals please.

Both 4 day and 1 day camps run 9 am to 1 pm. Space is limited!

Please call 435-245-6050 for availability.

Life on the Farm: 4-day camp, $69
Farms in 1917 were places of work and play. Campers will gather eggs, learn how to milk the cow, make crafts, play games, and ride the ponies & train.

Hot Shots: 4-day camp, $69
This ultimate summer camp experience will teach you beginning shooting sports safety while trying your hand at BB Guns, Archery, & Tomahawks. Equipment is provided. This camp is specifically designed for 3rd through 6th graders and is limited to the first 10 campers.

Little House in the Valley: 4-day camp, $69
Learn what life was like for the early settlers of Cache Valley; now you can experience life as a pioneer! Go on a handcart trek, play pioneer games, and make crafts.

Fishing Camp: 1-day camp, $19
Want to spend the day fishing? Come and fish with your friends at the AWHC. This camp is designed to teach campers basic fishing skills and is limited to the first 10 campers. Equipment is provided.

Animal Camp: 1-day camp, $19
Animals are our most popular attraction here at the AWHC. Spend the day learning how to care for and interact with our farm animals.

AWHC Gold Members receive a 10% discount! Sign up one child for multiple 4-day camps and save! 2 camps = $129, 3 camps = $185
(Only 1 discount may be applied)

The Shoshone Traveling Trunk and the Fur Trade Traveling Trunk are now available for classroom check out!

The education department invites all teachers to reserve a trunk that we lovingly refer to as a “field trip in a box.” Traveling Trunks are perfect complements to history and social studies units that focus on the history of the West, Utah Studies, American history, Cache Valley history, and Native American culture and history.

Trunk check out is free with a refundable $50 deposit.

The artifacts found in each trunk are perfect for students to handle and explore with teacher supervision.
Each lesson and activity plan is matched with social studies, language arts, visual arts, and mathematics core curriculum standards for the state of Utah.

The Shoshone Traveling Trunk, developed in partnership with the Brigham Tribal Office of the Northwestern Band of the Shoshone Nation, includes a Guide for Teachers containing seven lesson plans, worksheets, maps,
photographs, and lists of recommended online resources.

Artifacts include beads, cowrie shells, imitation elk teeth, jingle cones, dried food, stone and metal projectile points, obsidian, bison horn cap, bison horn scoop, brain-tanned leather scraps, rawhide, sinew, bone awl, coyote hide, fur scraps, cattail doll, parfleche, medicine bag, rabbit skin moccasins, symbol cards, ten books, an audio CD, and a beading demonstration on DVD.

The Fur Trade Traveling Trunk features a Guide for Teachers full of activity plans, maps, worksheets, and artifact and historical information. Artifacts include beads, blanket, brain-tanned leather scraps, fox pelt, beaver pelt, nutria fur, bear fur, beaver skull, tanned beaver tail, beaver trap, bar lead, lead balls, bullet mold, powder horn, horn powder measure, bone powder measure, flint and steel, shooting pouch, tow, coffee beans, brick tea, dried beaver castor, cone sugar, oil cloth, canvas, jerky, scale model moccasins, top hat, mountain man hat, rope, copper pot, scissors, thimble, tin cup, soap, cotton calico, wool flannel, linen, shirt, wolf-eared cap, silk scarf, kissing otter silver, stove pipe wire, synthetic bear claw, old felt hat, and four books.

Contact Karen Larson at
435-245-3802 or
with questions and to schedule a trunk.

The AWHC Traveling Trunk program is made possible by funding from the Rocky Mountain Power Foundation.