Education Resources

Programs for Students

Visit Chittenango Landing Canal Boat Museum and experience a unique, hands-on experiential learning opportunity that aligns with the Common Core. The 4 hour educational program, created and taught by school educators, immerses students in the 19th century Erie Canal era. Students get hands on experience using tools of the canal era. The museum hosts Fall and Spring programs. The typical cost for this program is $10 per student, see other details below.

PRE-VISIT Materials

Directions for School Bus Drivers (PDF)
Grades 4-6 Primary Source Program- Sample Schedule  (PDF)


Artifacts Tell The Story Worksheet (PDF)
Biography of a Broken Dish (PDF)
"And I Was There" Exercise (PDF)
All In A Days Dig Writing Exercise (PDF)
Follow-Up Activities Chart (PDF)
Categorizing Artifacts (PDF)

Student Group Visits

To schedule a class visit, please contact the museum program coordinator at (315) 687-3801 or We are scheduling for Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 now, contact us now to reserve your preferred dates.

CITI - Center for Instruction, Technology & Innovation

CITI (Center for Instruction, Technology & Innovation) - Provides direct funding for identified schools to participate in our program. Program cost and transportation are included. You may contact us for eligibility information. CITI link is the web page for Arts in Education and the sign up is through the "Digital Request Form" . Chittenango Landing Canal Boat Museum is one of the approved programs. It is also under Exploratory Enrichment; The Exploratory Enrichment functions similarly as Arts-In-Ed, but the programming will not have an arts focus. Instead, the enrichment programming will be curriculum based. The programs may include: science/environmental lectures, site visits/trips, history/civics, physical education, character education, STE(A)M, etc. Some example of Exploratory Enrichment vendors would be: Chittenango Landing Canal Boat Museum, go to .

Connect Kids

Connect Kids to Parks Transportation Grant Program »      Visiting a state park can help expand children’s horizons. That’s why New York State is offering state grants to public schools throughout New York State to fund field trips to state parks and historic sites for environmental, history and physical education programming. . Connect Kids provides up to $1,000 for program fees and transportation per applicant, each class or group may apply as an applicant (you can have multiple applicants per school).

If your school is not able to utilize the programs above you may be eligible for the programs below.

Ticket to Ride Grant Program  »     The Ticket to Ride Program provides funding to help you take advantage of first rate educational field trips to the Erie Canal.


Education program - typical cost for this program is $10 per student. We are happy to have Chaperones and allow for 1 Free Chaperone for every 10 kids. Any necessary support persons are free as well.Additional Chaperones are $5 each to participate, however numbers are limited so we will need to have a proposed count in advance (some parts of the site have capacity limitations).