Vanderbilt Museum Field Trip Recap


Seth Elghanayan


On April 3rd, the Village School went to the Vanderbilt Museum as one of the many trips taken every year. This trip gave us the option to go to an Egyptian Mummy educational program or a Scientific Illustration educational program. The Egyptian Mummy program allowed us to explore the ways artistic work is defined by societal, cultural, and historical context and, in turn, how artistic ideas shape cultures past, present, and future. The Scientific Illustration educational program allowed us to Tour the Hall of Fishes, explore the structure of preserved fish and marine invertebrates, learn about the methods of preservation used in the collections, and create detailed watercolor illustrations.

History of  the Vanderbilt Museum

The museum is named after William K. Vanderbilt II. He was always exploring nature and traveling across the globe. This inspired him to build the Vanderbilt Museum so he could put all of his 40,000 objects on display. This consists of marine life, birds, invertebrates and cultural artifacts all open to the public for these prices.

Adults – $10

Seniors – $9

Students (with ID) – $9

Children under 12 – $7

Military & children under 2 – FREE

If you want to visit the Vanderbilt Museum go to 

for more information visit this website.