For Schools & Teachers

No matter your age, there is always something new to discover at the History Center.

The History Center is excited to offer programs and field trips for learners of all ages.  

A variety of engaging and meaningful educational opportunities are available throughout the year, including virtual school programs, field trips, programs for preschoolers, badge days for Scouts, continuing education for teachers, an award-winning National History Day program, and much more. 

Plan your learning experience at the Smithsonian’s home in Pittsburgh!

Heinz History Center

The History Center provides enriching learning experiences for students of all ages. Our multi-disciplinary museum field trips are more than just a visit to the History Center – they are opportunities to bring history and classroom learning to life! 

Fort Pitt Museum

The Fort Pitt Museum offers guided and self-guided field trips for students. A reservation is required for all school-based visits to the Fort Pitt Museum.

Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Historic Village

Hands-on educational programs at Meadowcroft allow students to explore the history of life on the land in the upper Ohio Valley. Meadowcroft offers field trips April through November.

Educator eNewsletter

Stay up-to-date on the latest happenings by signing up for the History Center’s educator e-newsletter. Learn about teacher professional development opportunities, upcoming exhibitions and special events, and special student opportunities throughout the year.