The American Swedish Historical Museum offers a variety of educational programs for all audiences. From school programs, to Swedish language classes to Swedish genealogy, the Museum has something for learners of all ages. 

Programs for School Children

My 1st Museum for Preschools (at ASHM)

It’s never too early to introduce world culture to preschoolers! The American Swedish Historical Museum is excited to offer specially designed programs for Pre-K students that build and reinforce early learning skills. The My 1st Museum program engages children through interactive stories, music, games, art, and museum exploration.  Children will get a personal introduction to museum culture. Each program conforms to specific Pennsylvania pre-kindergarten learning standards with preprogram materials available to assist teachers get students ready for their experience.

Cost: $5.00 per child, minimum and maximum attendance rules apply, call for details.

Children will learn about adaptations of animals native to the cold climate of Sweden. 

Children will reinforce their knowledge of the five senses through interactive stories and music movement.  Toddlers will visit five rooms in the museum and test each of their senses.

Enter the unique world of Swedish born author Astrid Lindgren and her famous character Pippi Longstocking. Children will be introduced to Pippi through hands on exploration of our interactive exhibit.

This art inspired program will reinforce knowledge of shapes and color through interactive songs and stories. Children will discover that art isn’t just on paper during this interactive lesson introducing sculpture.

My 1st Museum for Preschools (at your Location)

Bring the program that engages children through interactive stories, music, games, art, and museum exploration to your preschool.  Children will get a personal introduction to museum culture. Each program conforms to specific Pennsylvania pre-kindergarten learning standards with preprogram materials available to assist teachers get students ready for their experience.

Cost: $100.00 for groups within 20 miles. Additional travel costs apply for further distances.

If your preschool provides subsidized care for students, inquire about becoming a program partner with ASHM to receive financial aid towards the program fee and transportation.

Children will discover the wonderful world of textiles and learn how wool from a sheep is made into new clothes.

Children will explore all modes of transportation and see at how people get around both in the U.S and Sweden.

Sweden is a leader when it comes to recycling. Children will learn resources can be reused instead of thrown away by playing games and making art with recycled materials.

Children will build those language and math skills by reinforcing their knowledge of the alphabet and learn how to count in English and Swedish.