Field Trips

The McKinley Presidential Library & Museum invites you to bring your class for a day of interesting, fun and educational programs! The Museum strives to provide the highest quality programs to area schools. We are continually improving and changing the programs to meet the standards and your needs. We welcome your suggestions!

Discover World continues to add new and exciting displays for you and your students. New animals are on view along with the popular Watershed exhibit where students can learn about how our actions impact the local water supply. Our Fascination Station is full of exciting interactive exhibits!


Our Hoover-Price Planetarium will take you to the stars and beyond! Students will view the night sky, constellations, and learn the latest in the field of astronomy.

In addition to the McKinley Gallery and the Street of Shops, the American Heritage Tour also  includes The Stark County Story. This exhibit has received rave reviews for its content and interactivity.  The 3rd grade Ohio & You program “Stark County Then & Now” has been completely redesigned to utilize the information presented in The Stark County Story. For the upper level students we offer a new tour called Destination Stark County, which explores how local events fit into the larger picture of American history.

Our programs align very well with the Common Core and STEM standards. To learn more about how our programs meet these standards please visit our Teacher Resource page.

Whether you choose to experience Discover World, the Planetarium, an American Heritage Tour, Science Expeditions, Ohio & You, or Destination Stark County, be assured that your students will have a rewarding, fun and educational experience that will leave them wanting to come back for more. For a full description of our programs please see our School Programs page.

Please email our director of education, Ally Carlson, with any questions you may have, or to discuss the programs available to you. She can also be reached by phone at 330-455-7043.

We look forward to working with you and providing a rewarding experience for your students!

You can also take a Virtual Tour of our Street of Shops.

Our Street of Shops also has a replica of an 1805 Cabin that provides great insight into how Ohio’s earliest settlers live. You can also take a Virtual Tour of our Cabin!

What Are Teachers Saying About Our Programs?

“This trip by far was the most organized, educational, age appropriate field trip I have ever been on…My fellow teachers were thrilled with the number of standards covered in all programs.”

Our visit was terrific! It was a fabulous field trip, and there were so many activities that matched my science and social studies curriculum perfectly.”

“I can’t say enough about how much my class and I LOVED our Museum experience.”

“I have been teaching for 26 years.  The McKinley Museum is the best field trip I have ever taken my class to.  We enjoy our visit every year.  The children love it!  Thank you so much for offering this wonderful experience.”