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Thank you for your interest in The Children’s Fund at Plimoth Patuxet Museums. This program reduces field trip and traveling educator prices for educational institutions by offsetting Museum costs. These funds are limited and restricted to educational organizations that meet the following criteria. Please ensure your organization meets the following criteria:

  • 35% + “Economically Disadvantaged”: Or equivalent metric. This program considers 50%+ free or reduced lunch to be equivalent.
  • Minimum 3 weeks out from requested date: We review applications every-other week and distribute funds as they are available, to ensure we are able to review your application, please submit no less than 3 weeks prior to your intended date. If you are less than 3 weeks out from your requested date, please email to see if your application can be accommodated.
  • Educational Institution: These funds are exclusively for schools and educational institutions/programs that serve economically disadvantaged youth.

If you do not qualify for The Children’s Fund at Plimoth Patuxet, you may still qualify for a reduced rate. Please contact our Group Sales Department

Janet Young
Manager | Group & FIT Sales
(508) 503-2653 x 8358

You may also wish to consider looking to your local culture/humanities council for funding opportunities:


The following locations are available for field trips

Plimoth Patuxet Main Campus

A young girl feels fur on lined benches inside the wetu.

Historic Patuxet Homesite

Historic Patuxet is where guests learn about the Native peoples who have lived here for over 12,000 years.

A family of three examines a basket held up by a Pilgrim woman in the 17th-Century English Village.

17th Century English Village

A re-creation of the small farming and maritime community built by the Pilgrims along the shore of Plymouth Harbor.

A young boy reads labels before a pottery exhibit in the Craft Center.

The Craft Center

At the Craft Center you will learn about 17th-century crafts and herbal remedies from skilled artisans.

Satellite Sites

(~2.5 miles from the main campus)

Plimoth Grist Mill Educator explains different grinds to guests.

Plimoth Grist Mill

Plimoth Grist Mill tells the story of the grist (corn grinding) mill built by the Pilgrims in Plymouth Colony.

School children stand on wooden pier leading to Mayflower II with a Pilgrim.

Mayflower II

Mayflower II is Plimoth's full-scale reproduction of the tall ship that brought the Pilgrims to Plymouth in 1620.

Suite of Programs

Enhance your learning with immersive hands-on workshops and living history encounters! We have workshops available for learners of all ages, and they can be customized to meet your needs. All of our programs are available at the Museum, however many are also available as traveling educators or virtual learning opportunities, both of which can be funded by The Children’s Fund.

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Demographic Data, Media, and Feedback

Demographic Data

Due to the donor-dependent nature of this program, The Children’s Fund collects demographic data about the populations served. This data helps our donors understand the impacted populations and how they align with giving priorities. Your data is never sold, and cannot be traced back to individual students. If you have any questions or concerns about how your data will be used that are not outlined here or in the application, please email

Media Release

If funds are awarded, a Plimoth Patuxet Museums representative will reach out with a media release document, which will allow you to indicate any necessary media restrictions. Photos and videos of The Children’s Fund impact are vital for fundraising efforts. The Museum is happy to omit certain individuals and submit media for review before release to ensure the privacy of those individuals is protected.

Feedback Requirements

By submitting your application you agree to provide feedback after the programming. This includes submission of actual students served and demographics vs planned, a thank-you statement to donors, and general feedback about the programming and experience. The feedback form will be sent to the email provided in the initial application within two weeks of your programming and will take approximately 20 minutes to complete.

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If you have any questions about The Children’s Fund at Plimoth Patuxet not covered in this document, please feel free to contact the program coordinator:

CJ Blackthorn
Annual Fund and Institutional Giving Manager
(508) 746 - 1622 x 8224

Application and Review Process

The application takes approximately 20 minutes to complete. Have the following information ready:

  • Demographic information for students included in the request (this information is important for the donors who fund this program)
  • Documentation of economic disadvantaged or equivalent metric
  • Preferred dates
  • Impact statement - how will these funds and opportunities impact your student population? Submitted applications are reviewed weekly and prioritized by a rubric.

Submitted applications are reviewed weekly and prioritized by a rubric based on:

  • History of Funding: Up to 2 points for educational institutions who have not received funds annually for the past few years.
  • Population Disadvantage: Up to 6 points for multi-disadvantaged populations (such as ELL, IEP, and minority populations).
  • Location: +1 point for MA-based educational institutions.
  • Tribal Affiliation: +3 points for educational institutions with tribal affiliations.
  • Impact Statement: Up to 3 points, based on quality.
  • Roll Over: For organizations who choose to be waitlisted if funds are not immediately available, +1 point per month funds are not allocated

Up to 15 points maximum

Score does not determine qualification, all qualifying educational institutions may receive funding if it is available. This score determines prioritization in case of insufficient funding.

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