Adult Group Programs
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Group Programs for Schools, Homeschoolers, Day Care Centers, Camps & More
All group programs happen rain or shine, and include a self-guided tour of the Manor House, Gate Lodge, Corbin Conservatory and gardens. These programs are ideal for school groups, home school groups, day care centers, camps, etc.  Click here for our education flyer.

  • Ages: 3-10
  • Youth: $11; Chaperones: $14, Leaders, free
  • Available Tues-Sun, April 1-Nov 13 (unless otherwise designated)
  • Contact Group Sales at groupsales@stanhywet.org or 330.315.3284

Birding Adventures

  • Grades Pre-K - 3 (LIFE SCIENCES)
  • Discover a variety of birds in your own backyard by first learning how to identify common birds by sight and sound

Butterflies in Bloom  

  • Grades Pre-K – 3 (LIFE SCIENCES)
  • Discover the importance of butterflies and pollinators that call Stan Hywet home, then feed a real butterfly in our butterfly habitat
  • This program is available beginning June 16, 2021

Hawks, Fox, and Deer, Oh My! 

  • Grades K – 2 (LIFE SCIENCES, MATH, LITERATURE)
  • Learn how a variety of animals found here at Stan Hywet survive and thrive

Nature Photography

  • Pre-K – 3 (FINE ARTS, TECHNOLOGY)
  • Explore photography as a form of art through a variety of photographs taken by Willard Seiberling
  • Take your own photos of plants and animals in the unique gardens and historic structures
  • Bring your own camera or device; a limited number of devices will be available to borrow

Intro to Canalway Questing  

  • Grades 2-5 (ENGLISH, LANGUAGE ARTS)
  • Discover “Questing,” a low-tech treasure hunt game using clues and rhymes to uncover overlooked features, locations and unique stories about the Seiberling family and their estate

Intro to Geocaching  

  • Grades K – 2 (MATH, SCIENCE, PHYSICAL EDUCATION)
  • Explore the hidden treasures of Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens while learning about geocaching, a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices
  • Before you visit, please download the app on geocaching.com
  • Limited GPS devices available to borrow from Stan Hywet

Nooks & Books

  • Grades K – 2 (LITERATURE)
  • Join us on a trek through the Manor House and grounds while listening to passages from classic children’s books

Stan Hywet Rocks!

  • Pre-K – 5 (SCIENCE, FINE ARTS, LITERATURE, MATH)
  • Use your senses to make observations and discover how a scientist studies rocks and minerals
  • Learn how different rocks were used to build and design the Seiberling estate more than 100 years ago

Virtual Programs

“Beyond the Gate: Virtual Stan Hywet”

  • These interactive online video sessions take 3rd-5th grade students on 30-minute adventures that uncover the back story behind Stan Hywet’s historic gardens, grounds and Manor House
  • After each session, students will be given a “challenge” that builds on concepts aligned with Ohio State Social Studies, Art and/or Math standards
  • Classes of up to 30 students may sign up for one or more sessions or the entire series for a 20% discount

Who is Stan?

  • Ever wonder how Stan Hywet got its name or who lived here and for how long? Well, here’s your chance to find out! (SOCIAL STUDIES, ART)

Planning with Manning

  • Learn what it took to convert a few farms and a bunch of huge holes in the ground into a luxurious country estate then get a birds-eye view of the gardens and grounds to discover a variety of design features. (SOCIAL STUDIES, ART, MATH)

Home Sweet Manor Home

  • Pack your bags as we “fly” to England to see the castles that inspired Stan Hywet’s architect. Then, it’s back home to discover a few of the features that make our Manor House so special. (SOCIAL STUDIES, ART, MATH)

Inside Out/Outside In

  • During this adventure, we’ll show you how an indoor hallway and an outside tree tunnel merged and how a sunset in the Manor’s “backyard” can be seen from the front! (SOCIAL STUDIES, ART, MATH)