Virtual Field Trips

Experience the Museums at Union Station virtually with your students this school year through visual and interactive remote-learning sessions led by museum educators. Groups or individuals are welcome to participate.

For over a decade, the Museums at Union Station has facilitated programs for hundreds of thousands of children and adults. Each of the virtual programs below is a unique interactive experience driven by student inquiry. Scroll down for detailed descriptions of each program offering. 

Virtual Offerings (see below for full program descriptions): 

  • Activist Ogden  (Topics offered: Movement for Black Lives or Civil Rights Movement in Ogden) 
  • Women's Suffrage and Voting Rights Now 
  • Getting Around: Transportation in Ogden Then and Now 
  • T is for Train

Advance reservations are required. To request a reservation, complete the Virtual Field Trip Request Form.


Virtual Field Trip Details: 

  • Virtual Field Trips are available Monday through Friday starting at 9:30 am, 11:00 am, and 1:00 pm. 
  • Virtual programs can be 45 or 60 minutes long, according to teacher’s preference, and are led by experienced museum educators.   
  • Programs are offered through Zoom. We will aim to accommodate other platforms if requested. 
  • Each program costs $95 for a maximum of 35 student participants. Family members and caregivers are welcome to assist students from the same Zoom accounts.    
  • Families, homeschool networks, or friends are also encouraged to bring a group of 5-35 participants together to experience a virtual field trip.

All inquiries will be answered in the order they are received. Once the booking process begins, changing your initial request may result in its going back in the queue. 

Booking a Program:

Step 1: Review virtual field trip offerings below and have your information ready   

Step 2: Fill out the Virtual Field Trip Request Form  

Step 3: After you receive an email from the Museum’s scheduling team with available dates and times, please respond to complete your reservation  

Step 4: Check your final confirmation letter and share the Virtual Field Trip information and responsibilities with your students, parents/guardians, and co-teachers. 

We look forward to bringing the Museum to you and your students virtually this school year! To request a reservation, complete the Virtual Field Trip Request Form..

Program Offerings:

Activist Ogden

Grades 2 – 12

Explore Ogden’s rich history of social justice movements and youth-led actions. The program will provide space for students to voice their thoughts and participate in an activity to champion the changes they want to see. Participants will view photographs, flyers, protest posters, and film footage on one of the topics below. 

Teachers may select one the following topics for their program or sign up for a series of sessions: 

  • The Movement for Black Lives 
  • The Civil Rights Movement in Ogden City

Advance reservations are required to book a program. To request a reservation, complete this Virtual Field Trip Request Form.

Women's Suffrage and Voting Rights Now  

Grades 2 – 12

Discover diverse leaders within the women's suffrage movement and the tactics they used to expand voting rights. Learn about how their racial and ethnic identities and class experiences shaped their political views and strategies. Looking back 100 years to the passage of the 19th amendment, participants will explore the legacy and shortcomings of the movement for votes for women and learn about the importance of the voting rights now.   

Related Exhibition: Beyond Suffrage: A Century of Northern Utah Women Making History

Advance reservations are required to book a program. To request a reservation, complete this Virtual Field Trip Request Form.

Getting Around: Transportation in Ogden Then and Now

Grades K – 5

From horse-drawn omnibuses to electric cars, transportation in Ogden City has undergone many changes from the 1800s to present day. Students will discuss how Ogden evolved over time by seeing pictures from the Museum’s collection. Participants will play a matching game and notice how new technologies affected the ways Ogdenites lived and traveled. 

Advance reservations are required to book a program. To request a reservation, complete this Virtual Field Trip Request Form.

T is for Trains

Grades Pre-K - 2

Play in the past on a Caboose and Gandy Dancer. T is for Trains program helps young children explore transportation history through music, role play, and picture books. 

Advance reservations are required to book a program. To request a reservation, complete this Virtual Field Trip Request Form.

Additional Educator Resources and Lesson Plans 

Bring the Museum to your students! Educator Resources and Lesson Plans are available online:  

  • Equal Rights
  • Civil Rights in Ogden
  • Women in Politics in Ogden (coming soon) 
  • Labor Rights in Ogden (coming soon) 
  • The Greatest Grid (coming soon)
  • Ogden at Its Core (coming soon

Field trips support the following Common Core Standards:

SL.4.3. –  Explain events or concepts based on information in a historical text 

SL.5.1 – Engage in collaborative discussions with the educator and with each other 

SL.5.1c – Participate in discussions by asking and answering specific content-related questions 

SL.5.2. – Summarize information presented visually