April Discovery Adventures have been cancelled
Times: April Discovery Adventures have been cancelled
Cost: Cost Varies Depending on Program; See Below
Due to the rapidly evolving situation surrounding COVID 19 at this time, Old Sturbridge Village has decided to cancel April Discovery Adventures. We are sorry for any inconvenience this might cause. If you are still interested in enrolling your child in a program at OSV, summer Discovery Adventures are online now. You can see the available programming here.
We will be refunding everyone who had already registered for this program.
If you have further questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
April Discovery Adventures for ages 6–14 give your child a chance to step back in time and experience life in the 1830s at Old Sturbridge Village. During April school vacation, we offer 3- and 5-day options. All programs include an afternoon snack, hands-on crafts, and the chance to learn something new while making lasting friends and memories.
Details to know: Registration closes at 7:00 am on Wednesday, April 15, 2020. All April Discovery Adventures are costumed programs. Read more about our costumes here. Those registering siblings for programming can receive a multiple child discount, applicable at check out. Before and aftercare is available during the week for an additional fee. Before care runs from 7:30 to 9:00 am; aftercare runs from 3:00 to 5:30 pm. The museum will be open to the public on Monday, April 20, and Tuesday, April 21. If necessary, groups will be split by age. Please indicate on your registration paperwork if you would like your child to be placed with another participant.
Militia | 3-Day Program | Ages 9-14
Register Here for 3-Day Program (April 20-22) | 9:00 am – 3:00 pm Try out this shortened version of our popular summer militia program. Taking on the role of a real 18th– and 19th-century Sturbridge militia or retired Revolution military man, our company will learn the discipline, drills, target practice, arms, clothing and personal equipment that were required of a member of an early New England militia. In addition to all the practice drills, you’ll try some authentic outdoor camp cooking and participate in other militia-related activities. Participants will get to partake in the Village’s Patriots’ Day programming on Monday, April 20. Member child: $180
Non–member child: $195
Farm to Table | Available as a 3-Day OR 5-Day Program | Ages 6-14
Register Here for 3-Day Program (April 20-22) | 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Register Here for 5-Day Program (April 20-24) | 9:00 am – 3:00 pm This program will give participants the chance to explore 19th-century foodways, with a specific focus on cooking and gardening in the spring. What did people in the 1830s eat in April and May? What did they plant in their gardens? What tools did they use in their kitchens? We will answer these questions by working with costumed historians in the Village’s gardens and households and learn all about how food was prepared and preserved in the 1830s. Please note: This program is available for both 3- and 5-day options. If necessary, groups will be split by age. Please indicate on your registration paperwork if you would like your child to be placed with another participant. 3 Day Rate:
Member child: $180
Non–member child: $195 5 Day Rate:
Member child: $300
Non–member child: $325
- Pre-registration is required for Discovery Adventure Programs.
- Sessions frequently sell out, early registration is encouraged.
- Please verify your selections before completing the online registration. Due to the popularity of our programs, changes after your order has been submitted may not be possible.
- If you would like your child(ren) to be placed in a group with a friend or family member, it is strongly encouraged that all are registered at the same time. We are not able to add additional spaces once the program has sold out.
- When changes are possible, a change fee will be assessed.
- See add-on options, registration forms, and information letter here.