The Historic New Orleans Collection’s educational outreach program brings history to life for the thousands of K–12, undergraduate, and graduate students throughout the region. The program offers direct presentations in the classroom, community programs, field trips to THNOC’s changing exhibitions and to the Louisiana History Galleries, and professional training workshops for teachers.


Field Trips

Find information about how to plan and schedule free field trips for school groups of all ages. 


Virtual Field Trips 

Learn about our Virtual Field Trips and other distance learning resources. 


Sensory-Friendly Saturdays

Find out about Sensory-Friendly Saturdaysmornings of exploration and hands-on learning for neurodiverse guests and their families.


Chess Club

Learn about THNOC's youth-led Chess Club that explores the game of chess with activities and historical research.


Family Activity Kits 

Find out about THNOC's kits with activities and resources for history enthusiasts of all ages!


Education Resources

Explore lesson plans, resource sets, videos, and other resources for teachers and students of Louisiana and Gulf South history.


Teacher Advisory Council

Learn about the Teacher Advisory Council, a cohort of educators that helps to shape and refine the programs and resources produced by THNOC.


Educator Workshops

See upcoming and past professional development workshops for educators.


Derven Scholars

Learn about this paid internship in museum education honors the legacy and educational vision of Daphne L. Derven.


Student Writing Contest

Learn about THNOC's student writing contest and read winning submissions from previous years. 


Museum Lab

Learn about THNOC's week-long camp where young people can go behind the scenes and get hands-on experience in curating an exhibition.