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Virtual Field Trips

To begin scheduling your field trip, please fill out the Field Trip Request Form. For further questions about educational resources, please reach out to Emily Bernstein at ebernstein@hcpgh.org or 412-801-7022­.

We are currently offering field trip funding to qualified public schools in Southwestern PA. Each qualified school will be eligible for up to $500 in field trip subsidies. To apply, please indicate your interest on the form. Funds will be made available on a first come first served basis until funds are exhausted.

This funding is made possible thanks to the generosity of the Grable Foundation.

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Trip Descriptions:

Virtually Tour The Anne Frank House

with Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh, the Anne Frank Center & University of South Carolina

  • Appropriate for Grade Levels: 6-12
  • Field Trip Length: 90 Minutes
  • Price: $500
  • Literary connections: The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank, The Diary of Anne Frank by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett

Join us for a special tour of the Secret Annex where Anne Frank and her family and friends hid from the Nazis. This tour has been developed specially for two age groups: students in grades 5-8, and high school students. In this partnership between the Anne Frank Center USA, the Anne Frank House and the University of South Carolina, students explore Anne’s life in hiding through in-depth context and reflection on important questions. This is a three-part experience (30 min each, with breaks built-in between sessions), including an expert educator-led virtual tour of the Secret Annex, an opportunity to hear from a Holocaust survivor, and a special Q&A session with the survivor. This experience is a perfect pair for educators who are teaching The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank, as well as the play, The Diary of Anne Frank; however, no previous knowledge of Anne’s life-story is required.

Henny Sinding and the Gerda III

with Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh, Museum of Jewish Heritage, and Mystic Seaport Museum

  • Appropriate for Grade Levels: 6-8; can also be adapted for high school students
  • Field Trip Length: 45-60 Minutes
  • Price: $225
  • Literary Connection: Number the Stars by Lois Lowry

In partnership with the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust in New York and the Mystic Seaport Museum in Mystic, Connecticut, the Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh is offering students the opportunity to visit Mystic Harbor! In this field trip, which runs from 45 minutes to an hour in length, students will virtually board an historic Danish lighthouse tender that was used to save Jews, ferrying them into neutral Sweden during WWII. Participants will also learn the true story of Henny Sinding, a young woman who took incredible risks for the sake of resistance, using her father’s boat, the Gerda III, and working with its crew to save some 300 danish Jews. Students will be able to view the inside of the boat, ask questions, and hear from survivor Leo Goldberger, who was smuggled to safety on a Danish boat in the middle of the night. This program pairs perfectly with the novel, Number the Stars, by Lois Lowry; however, knowledge of the novel is not a prerequisite. This opportunity can be adapted to classes with and without previous knowledge of the Holocaust.