Bring Your Students Face to Face with History at Madame Tussauds
Planning student field trips is hard work. Figuring out where to take your students and how to keep them engaged in the subject material is a demanding task in and of itself. As the instructor you want to keep the trip fun while also being educational, and it is hard to find activities that can accommodate both. While planning a student trip maybe hard, finding a fun and educational activity is easy with Madame Tussauds.
Madame Tussauds is an interactive wax attraction with locations all over the world, seven in the United States. With wax figures of history’s best known people to today’s pop stars, Madame Tussauds is a fun and educational attraction that will keep your students engaged throughout the visit.
Madame Tussauds New York
Madame Tussauds New York is the largest paid attraction in Times Square. Your students can pose with Albert Einstein, George Washington and Helen Keller or see E.T. and Marilyn Monroe in the Film & TV exhibit. Make sure to book one of the educational workshops offered by Madame Tussauds for your student group before you set them loose on the Ghostbusters Experience; Kong: Skull Island, which has the largest animatronic figure in New York; or the newest interactive exhibit, Project Runway featuring a wax figure of fashion model Heidi Klum.
Madame Tussauds Hollywood
Neighboring the TCL Chinese Theatre and Hollywood Walk of Fame, Madame Tussauds fits right into the Hollywood image because if you cannot meet your favorite stars in person, the next best thing is in wax. Your students will love learning how wax figures are made in one of Madame Tussauds’ educational seminars. A behind-the-scenes exhibit shows how Madame Marie Tussaud created the first Madame Tussauds museum. In their free time students can explore the A-List Party or the Spirits of Hollywood exhibits and see stars such as Audrey Hepburn, Betty White, Jason Derulo and Kylie Jenner.
Madame Tussauds Nashville
Located near the Grand Ole Opry in Opry Mills, Madame Tussauds in Nashville is dedicated solely to influential people in music. Your students can see musical stars from multiple genres and eras, from Johnny Cash to Rihanna. Madame Tussauds also offers a “Behind the Scenes” educational tour, where students can learn how the wax figures of their favorite singers and song writers are made and a “Business and Marketing” tour where students can learn about Madame Tussauds’ parent company, Merlin Entertainments Group, and how to create a Madame Tussauds marketing campaign. In their spare time students can shake it off with Taylor Swift, dance with Elvis or belt it out with Beyoncé as they wander through the musical eras and meet the singers that inspire them.
Madame Tussauds Orlando
Just around the corner from Universal Studios and neighboring the Coca-Cola® Orlando Eye and the Sea Life Aquarium, Madame Tussauds is the ideal place to take students on a field trip. In the History and Leaders exhibit, students can see the figures of Albert Einstein, Martin Luther King Jr., Steve Jobs and even Madame Marie Tussaud, among others. During their leisure time students can see Serena Williams in the Sports exhibit or Kung Fu Panda and Shrek in the Film exhibit. Student can also see Madame Tussauds Orlando’s newest figure, Justin Bieber, in the A List Party exhibit. With multiple educational workshops and six interactive exhibits, students are sure to have fun while learning.
Madame Tussauds San Francisco
Located on Fisherman’s Wharf, Madame Tussauds San Francisco is full of Bay Area history and culture. Come face to face with some of San Francisco’s most influential people in the Spirits of San Francisco exhibit, pose with Robin Williams, Janis Joplin, Harvey Milk and many others in this unique cultural experience. Meet technology geniuses Mark Zuckerberg and Steve Jobs or Presidents Abraham Lincoln and Barack Obama in the Leaders and Entrepreneurs exhibit. Madame Tussauds is overflowing with local history that will have students not only fully engaged in learning, but also enjoying the lesson. When visiting Madame Tussauds San Francisco, you can also visit the San Francisco Dungeon with a combination ticket. The San Francisco Dungeon experience led by theatrical actors allows students to walk through years of San Francisco history from the gold rush to Alcatraz. This 360-degree experience gives students a first-hand knowledge of the gold rush, the lost mine of Sutter’s Mill, the plague, Alcatraz and more.
Madame Tussauds Washington D.C.
Down the street from the International Spy Museum and Ford’s Theater, Madame Tussauds is a must-see museum in Washington D.C. In the Presidential Gallery, students can see all 45 U.S. presidents, from George Washington to Abraham Lincoln all the way to Donald Trump. Madame Tussauds also features a First Lady exhibit. Students will have the chance to walk around the Oval Office and the White House Rose Garden as they meet the presidents. From the founding fathers to civil rights leaders, students will come face to face with some of history’s most prominent figures such as Martin Luther King Jr., Harriet Tubman and Rosa Parks. In honor of the 100th anniversary of the Girl Scouts of America, Madame Tussauds has inducted Girl Scouts founder Juliette Gordon Low into the Cultural Icons exhibit. Students will be in awe of the sheer number of historical figures at Madame Tussauds Washington D.C.
Madame Tussauds Las Vegas
On the Las Vegas Strip in front of the Venetian, Madame Tussauds is a sight to see. Through multiple interactive exhibits students will learn about current and past Las Vegas icons such as Elvis, the Rat Pack, Stevie Wonder, Bruno Mars and Nicki Minaj. Be sure to book an educational workshop on the history of Madame Tussauds or on the business and marketing aspects of the museum. In their free time, students can meet Marvel superheroes such as Captain America, Nick Fury, the Hulk and Spiderman. In the Club Tussauds exhibit, students will enjoy the chance to see some of their favorite stars such as Channing Tatum, Sandra Bullock and Will Smith.
Madame Tussauds has deals for large groups visiting any one of the locations. Benefits include guaranteed entry for group reservations with dedicated dates and times and one complimentary ticket for every 20 purchased. All Madame Tussauds locations host educational workshops on the making of the figures and the history of Madame Tussaud. Performing space for performance arts groups are available in Hollywood, Nashville and Orlando. A DJ dance party can be booked in Washington D.C., and meal packages are available in Washington D.C. and Hollywood.
While planning a student trip is hard work, figuring out where to take your students is a breeze with Madame Tussauds. By offering educational workshops and wax figures of history’s most prominent people, Madame Tussauds will keep your students interested in the lesson plan, while allowing them to meet their favorite celebrities at the same time. From George Washington to Rihanna to the Hulk, Madame Tussauds has everything that a good field trip needs—education and fun. With the chance to meet history’s most influential people and today’s hottest stars, students will be begging to go to Madame Tussauds.