The Best Field Trip Ever
The Iowa Hall of Pride offers a unique, educational experience at a state-of-the-art facility. The interactive excitement at the Iowa Hall of Pride allows your students to immerse themselves in the history of Iowa’s athletics, academics, and arts. Engage even your hardest to inspire children with the 40+ hours of video footage, 230+ Outstanding Iowan interviews, and thousands of trivia questions. The 27 interactive exhibits will make them proud to call Iowa home.
Your students will also love the interactive components of the Hall of Pride, and you will love the learning opportunities around every turn! It is a great place to present positive role models for your students regardless of age or activity.
To plan your visit to the Iowa Hall of Pride or to discuss personalized curriculum options please contact Shelly Johnson at 515-564-8510 or email@example.com.
An Iowa Hall of Pride visit includes:
- 5-10 minute orientation
- Short presentation about Recess in a One Room School mural and Activities stained-glass window
- 12-minute intro film in the Iowa Experience Theater
- Teachers choice of scavenger hunt(s) – see below
- Scavenger hunts help immerse the students in the interactive exhibits
- Clipboards and pens provided
- Game-room tokens for each student
- Time to shop in the Pep Rally gift shop
- Lunch stop if requested (sack lunches must be brought in by group)
Below are several items designed to help you bring the Iowa Hall of Pride into your classroom. Feel free to download those items that will be helpful to you. Clipboards and pens are available for group work activity.
Special Olympics Iowa kiosk : AMAZING exhibit for SOIA participants and volunteers!!
We have scavenger hunts available for various age groups. Please request more information about our Hands-On Learning Guide and scavenger hunts when you call to book your group's tour.
After your visit, please check your answers with the key below.
FREE TRANSPORTATION: Teachers in the following communities please inquire about free transportation:
Ankeny, Bondurant-Farrar, Carlisle, Des Moines, Johnston, North Polk, Norwalk, SE Polk, Urbandale, Waukee, West Des Moines
Other Educational Materials:
For pre and post visit activities, review the following materials:
- Hall of Heroes Word Scramble
- Hall of Heroes Match Game
- Hall of Pride Word Search
- Websites of Iowa Interest
- Quick Iowa Facts crossword
Hall of Heroes
Whether it's the Iowa history unit or just time to brush your students up on notable Iowans, the Hall of Heroes is an excellent resource.
NEW lesson -"Heroes vs. Celebrities"
"Heroes vs. Celebrities" will help introduce your students to many notable Iowans and also help them differentiate between a hero and a celebrity.
Below is a list of the 30 Iowans previewed within this highly interactive exhibit. You may want to assign every student a different Iowan to research, whether it's before their visit to the Iowa Hall of Pride or while they are here.
- John Atanasoff
- Norman Borlaug
- George Washington Carver
- Carrie Chapman Catt
- Jay "Ding" Darling
- Mamie Eisenhower
- Simon Estes
- Herbert Hoover
- Natasha Kaiser-Brown
- Nile Kinnick
- Peggy Whitson
- Andy Williams
- Meredith Willson
- Dr. Frank Spedding
- Donna Reed
- John Wayne
- Marvin Pomerantz
- Karl King
- Glenn Miller
- Grant Wood
- Mauricio Lasansky
- Luigi Liguitti
- James Van Allen
- Don Lamberti
- Henry Wallace
- George Gallup
- Robert D. Ray
- Harold Hughes
- John Ruan
- Roger Williams
The Iowa Hall of Pride
330 Park Street
Des Moines, IA 50309