Education at National Christmas Center

The National Christmas Center offers year-round educational field trips and group tours for all ages.Our goal is to excel at providing individualized, curriculum-related tours. Elements of our one-of-a-kind exhibits can be incorporated into the study of:

History Graphic Arts Social Studies
Science Theater Arts Photography
Language Arts Religion Art

For a detailed list of specific ideas, click on  “Educational Possibilities by Area of Curriculum”. Teachers may choose to review the options offered and select specific topics on which their group can focus.

Tours are self-guided. National Christmas Center escorts may be available to accompany groups in order to answer questions or point out particular areas of interest (by prior arrangement only). Adult chaperones are encouraged to read the signage and explain to younger children what they are seeing, as well as keep their groups focused on each exhibit as they tour. We require one adult chaperone for every five students.

An extensive collection of study aids (grades pre K–12) is available to educators, for use either prior to tours or as follow-up activities. “Extended List of Study Aids Available”.

We invite educators and administrators to see firsthand how a tour of the National Christmas Center can be incorporated into their students’ areas of study. Please inform us of your interest and we will be happy to arrange a complimentary visit.

A trip to the National Christmas Center will delight all the senses and make learning a memorable and fun experience. Call us today for rates, or to schedule your group’s tour!

At their discretion, public school groups can bypass the religious exhibits (The Art of the Nativity and The First Christmas). Prior arrangements must be made so that we may redirect the flow of pedestrian traffic to accommodate this request.