Explore the many educational programs available at the Hall of Fame & Museum.
We believe every child's visit to the Hall of Fame should be an experience to help them understand the role our horse has played in the history and in present day. Our activities are designed to teach this message with age-appropriate activities that have real value to what is being taught in school. Our education staff works closely with WoWW consultants and area educators to develop our field trips.
Upon arriving at the museum, students will be greeted in the Grand Hall, we will explain our rules to help them learn general museum behavior, and answer questions about the American Quarter Horse. Then, we explain to the kids the activity and its relation to what they are learning in the classroom.
To book a field trip for Kindergarten to twelfth grade students, please contact the Museum at 806-376-5181.
Mop Pony Trail Rides
The Mop Pony Trail Ride is a fun activity for field trips of children in Kindergarten through 1st grade to enjoy their visit at the Museum. Each child will be assigned a mop pony, and they will learn how to take care of it and prepare to go on a small trail ride through the Grand Hall.
Westward Expansion with the American Quarter Horse
Students who are in 2nd through 6th grades will use the timeline exhibit to learn more about life on a cattle drive for the American Quarter Horse and the cowboy. We offer four activities for teachers and request teachers select the two that are the best fit for their students. More than two activities could be offered if the group size is larger than 30 students.
The children will get to work together as a team like the horse and rider do, to put together an 8' x 8' puzzle. They can touch artifacts from a chuck wagon, western horse tack, and create their own brand.
The branding activity is also offered to the 7th through 12th grade students. This age group is given more time to explore the exhibits to help them develop a brand design, that is true to them and can be tied back to the exhibit. We encourage these students to bring electronic devices to take photos and then present the photos when they share their brand with the group.
To view the curriculum and lesson plans, please click here.
AQHYA Membership & Education
The American Quarter Horse Youth Association also offers a variety of educational opportunities for youth members. Learn more.
Field Trip Rates
Kindergarten through high school and home school group rates:
- Teachers and volunteers: **Free
- All students (all ages): $1.50***
*Amarillo National Bank generously provides funds for busing to the Amarillo Independent School District.
** 1 volunteer per ten students will receive free admission. Field trips must be booked two weeks in advanced and groups must consist of 15 students or more to book a field trip.
***Rates only apply to school groups whom scheduled a grade level appropriate program 2 weeks in advance and groups consist of 15 students within the same grade level.