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Free Field Trips to Casa San Ysidro

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Elementary and middle school students in grades 3-8 can travel to and tour Casa San Ysidro, the Albuquerque Museumís historic property in Corrales. 

The Magic Bus is a free program of the Albuquerque Museum Foundation. Funding is provided to cover transportation and admission to Casa San Ysidro. Thanks to the generosity of our members and friends, each sponsored field trip gives up to 45 students and teachers an opportunity to explore the multicultural heritage of New Mexico.

Each field trip spans two and a half hours: one and a half hours are dedicated to travel to and from Casa San Ysidro, and one hour is reserved for a docent-guided tour of the site, with interactive components. Tours are from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. or noon to 1:00 p.m.

This reconstructed 19th century home introduces students to New Mexico’s rich history and culture. Through brief readings, guided discussions and an opportunity to create their own traditional craft, students will gather evidence on how our communities are shaped by the contributions of diverse cultures. Casa San Ysidro and its furnishings show how ordinary people created extraordinary things.

The program will help to meet the Common Core Standards as well as state history benchmarks. Part of the tour is outdoors and the rustic adobe home has no heating or air conditioning. Please dress appropriately. A Teacher Guide is available.

Casa San Ysidro is closed the months of December - January. Casa San Ysidro is also available to summer school students. Casa San Ysidro is located on Old Church Road in the historic village of Corrales.

Interested teachers must complete a Magic Bus application form. Only one application per class please. Only full completed forms will be accepted. Due to the popularity of this program, eighty field trips will be randomly drawn.