A unique educational experience awaits school groups visiting the Alf Engen Ski Museum at Utah Olympic Park.
This excursion explores the wonders of skiing and science, the relationship between skiing, and history and the importance of skiing to the region's economic well being.
Developed by educators, the dynamic, interactive program is founded in substantive learning activities that are aligned with the Fourth Grade Utah Core Curriculum. Well-versed museum docents convey the compelling messages via interactive computer programs and hands-on activities. Teacher-developed lesson plans and activities are designed to prepare your students for the field trip and provide a follow-up once they return to the classroom.
The program themes:
- Science and Technology - how they affect a ski jumper
- Weather and Water - what the weather cycles mean to Utah
- Skiing Comes to Utah - from miners sliding on shovels to hosting the Olympic Winter Games of 2002
- From Silver Ore to White Gold - the economic effect of skiing and winter sports on the region's economy
Please note: Because of the popularity of our field-trip program and its focus on fourth-grade curriculum, reservation priority is given to fourth grade classes. The Alf Engen Ski Museum will fund transportation costs for ONE bus per school; maximum capacity for our field trip program is 60 students. We host one field trip per week on either Wednesday and Friday mornings. Please check the calendar to see available weeks before making a reservation.
The Alf Engen Ski Museum Foundation provides educators with teacher-created lesson plans that support the Utah Fourth Grade Core Curriculum and pertain directly to your students' field trip experience at the museum. We encourage teachers to use these lessons prior to, and following, your museum visit.
View complete Field Trip Curriculum Book (19.4 MB)
Secrets (Background reading for students)
- Pre- and Post-Visit Lessons
- Post-visit Lessons
- Additional Reading
We host one field trip per week on either Wednesday or Friday mornings. Please check the calendar to see available weeks before making a reservation.
Please check date availability on our calendar above and then complete the form below to experience the Alf Engen Ski Museum in person.
We are looking forward to having you visit us!