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Real Pirates

Field Trips & Educators

In Real Pirates, your students will unlock the real world of actual pirates—a world that has long been relegated to movies and storybooks. Through artifacts, recreations and compelling true stories of the diverse people whose lives converged on the Whydah before its demise, they'll get a glimpse into the unique economic, political and social circumstances of life in the early 18th century.

Book your field trip now! Call (651) 221-9444 or (800) 221-9444.

If you are interested in bringing your PreK-12th Grade school group:

  • The tickets are timed entry tickets, and advance reservations are necessary for school groups.
  • Special discounted ticket prices for Real Pirates are listed below.
  • Pricing valid for PreK-12th Grade school groups only.
  • Prices include the exhibition, admission to the museum's other exhibit galleries, and a FREE Real Pirates audio tour.

Admission Prices

  School
Groups
Reduced Price Eligibility*
Real Pirates +
Museum Admission

Student
Teacher, Chaperone


$14
$14


$6
$6
Real Pirates +
Museum Admission +
Omnitheater film
Student
Teacher, Chaperone



$20
$20



$8
$8

 

  • The museum has special rates for teachers and chaperones depending on ratio. (There can be no fewer than one chaperone for every 10 students.) Please ask when you call to make your reservation.
  • Find information on pricing for the general public here.

* Schools with 50% or more of their students approved for free and reduced-price meals (as cited by the Minnesota Department of Education) are eligible for the museum's Reduced Price Program.

Field Trip Information

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Educator Resources

Real Pirates Educator Overview (2 pages; PDF | 336 KB)
Short overview of the Real Pirates exhibition, and what your students can expect on their field trip.

Real Pirates Educator's Guide (6 pages; PDF | 1.8 MB)
Includes suggestions for connecting your curriculum through pre-visit preparation activities, guiding questions and activities to use during your field trip, and ideas for building on the experience back at school after your visit.

Real Pirates Minnesota Science Standards (1 page; PDF | 88 KB)
Contains alignments to Minnesota Academic Standards for Social Studies and Science for the Real Pirates exhibition.