Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Is a virtual field trip interactive?
A: Yes! We use a combination of historical and contemporary images and live, human interaction. We encourage participants to ask questions and respond to what they see.
Q: How long is the virtual field trip?
A: Our virtual field trips tend to last 45 to 60 minutes and always include time for questions. The Ford’s Theatre Q&A / Custom Connection and private sessions can be shorter or longer, depending on the request.
Q: For what ages is the virtual field trip appropriate?
A: We include a grade-level recommendation with each program description. Our regular, live events with open registration are recommended for grades 3 and up. Private sessions can be easily adapted and customized to suit different age groups. We are pleased to serve students in second grade all the way up through life-long learners in retirement communities.
Q: Do you do virtual field trips for groups that are not students or teachers or other non-education groups?
A: Yes! We are happy to serve history-lovers and private groups. Individuals are welcome to register for any of our open-registration events. Groups may request a private session. We do encourage private groups to make a $100 donation to Ford’s Theatre Society to support these distance learning and education programs.
Q: What platform do you use?
A: We are flexible. Our open registration events are hosted on Zoom. For private sessions, we are happy to host your virtual field trip on Zoom, or you can invite us into your virtual classroom in whatever platform you use (Google Meet, Microsoft Teams, WebEx, etc.).
Q: Is there a maximum number of participants in a virtual field trip?
A: Our maximum capacity is 300 active participants.
Q: What does a Virtual Field Trip Cost?
A: Investigating the Lincoln Assassination is $100 per session. Our other virtual field trips are FREE for students, teachers, and seniors. Other groups that book a private session are encouraged to make a donation to Ford’s Theatre Society to support these distance learning and education programs.
Q: Is there a minimum number of participants for a virtual field trip?
A: Individuals and learning pods of fewer than eight people are encouraged to join us for one of our open-registration sessions. You can always email us with specific questions at firstname.lastname@example.org