UHM Field Trips

Museum Field Trips – Learning is a trip!

Educational programs are tailored for students in grades K5-12, providing an up-close encounter with the past. Education staff and trained docents take students on a journey through our history. Programs align with South Carolina Social Studies standards. The following Time Travel programs are suggested for the grades listed but are able to be adjusted for your class needs.


Each program consists of two parts:

The History Lab provides hands-on experiences that explore historical topics.

The Exhibit encourages students to investigate oral histories, artifacts, and primary sources.





Most UHM Core Programs can also be taught as On-the-Road Field Trips!

Core Programs

Our Community

Our Community: Then & Now

Investigate artifacts, photographs, and maps illustrating Greenville’s history as we explore how our community has changed with time.

Digging Our History

Digging Our History

Unearth the connection between archaeology and history with a mini “dig” to find artifacts left behind by Native Americans.

Our Stars & Stripes

Our Stars & Stripes

Compare patriots and loyalists during the American Revolution as we learn about the founding of our nation. Learn the history of our flag, important battles and key figures from SC.

Our Ripple Effect

Our Ripple Effect

Explore the history of the Reedy River and how a group of local environmentalists changed the river’s path for the better.

Our Road to Union

Our Road to Union

Analyze the turbulent times of the mid-1800s through artifacts and images.  Identify the social, political, and fiscal concerns of South Carolina in years leading up to the Civil War.

Training our Soldiers: WWII

Training our Soldiers: WWII

Examine artifacts from World War II to learn more about life on the home front.

Civil Rights: Our Protests & Prayers

Civil Rights: Our Protests & Prayers

Discuss the hardships Greenville student activists faced and overcame in their stand against inequality.

The Meaning of Money

The Meaning of Money

Explore the changing role of currency throughout American history. Through playful games, students will explore trade and barter, savings and spending, rationing and more.

Current & Upcoming Special Exhibit Related Programs

Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice

June 11, 2022 – January 22, 2023

Travel back in time to explore the Age of the Dinosaurs as this bilingual exhibit features three distinct sections that build on a child’s innate curiosity about dinosaurs: Land of Fire, Land of Ice, and a Field Research Station.

FAST LANE: The NASCAR Photography of Darryl Moran

September 3 – November 6, 2022

NASCAR races are always filled with “thrill of victory and agony of defeat” moments, and FAST LANE offers a look at many of those moments in exclusive images taken by NASCAR’s first official photographer, Darryl Moran.

Wild Things: The Art of Maurice Sendak

October 22, 2022 – January 8, 2023

This immersive exhibition celebrates Maurice Sendak’s life and work by showcasing his most famous pieces through preliminary sketches, finished artwork, and interactive experiences.

Nutcracker: The Exhibition

November 19, 2022 – February 19, 2023

This immersive experience will take visitors on a journey from The Nutcracker’s beginnings as a short story, to its artistic interpretations in literature, ballet, theater, and film.


For more information about school visits, click here.

To schedule a visit, please contact Kristen Pace.
Call: 864-467-3100 x118
Email: kristen@upcountryhistory.org

Can’t make the trip? Let us come to you! Click here for more information on our On-the-Road program!

Need help with school visit funding? Ask about our school scholarships. Limited funding is available to assist with admission and transportation.