Pre-K / Elementary School

Pre-K / Elementary Programs

The Trout Gallery Education Program provides lively, cross-disciplinary museum programs to Pre/Elementary classes. The programs encourage creativity and learning through meaningful encounters with art and cultural artifacts, and through participation in age-specific group activities and hands-on projects. Class size limited to 28 students. With the exception of programs offered in collaboration with area partners (CALC, Carlisle Parks and Recreation Department), all progrmas are offered free of charge.  

**The Trout Gallery has funds to pay for bus transportation for groups. Please inquire while making a reservation.


Fall 2022-WINTER 2023


K-3rd Grades (5-8 years)

The first SATURDAY of every month from 10:30-11:30 AM: OCT-DEC and FEB-MAY

What kinds of objects can be found in the vaults of The Trout gallery?  And what stories might they tell us?  Join us as we explore mystery objects contained in our vaults through stories and hands-on art activities. Don't miss out!

Reservations are required for these programs. Children must be accompained by a caregiver.  


Grades K-12 , March 15-April 15

Programs are tailored to the developmental and educational needs of specific grades and students.  Programs for K-6th grade include a hands-on art project designed to reinforce exhibition concepts.

Learn about early 20th century East Asian art and culture through an exploration of prints featuring images of the natural world.  From bird and insects to flowers and trees, the works on view in this exhibition reveal the values, modern ideas and artistic traditions of a world that was dramatically changing as modernization impacted everything from family life to jobs and artistic expressions.


Bilingual, ESL, and Language Learning  

The Trout Gallery offers award-winning programs that combine art and language to promote language acquisition and cultural appreciation.  Language learning classes are available in Spanish, French, German and Italian.  Please contact us to learn more about bilingual tours, ESL offerings, and language learning programs for your group. 


To schedule a tour, register or ask questions, email Heather Flaherty, Curator of Education, or (717) 245-1492.