Children enjoying Globetrotters program

Young students engaging in a Globetrotters class. Photo by Mark Craig.

Grades K–2, 60 Minutes

Integrates with studies of

  • World geography, maps & continents.
  • Peoples and cultures around the world.
  • Artifacts from around the world.  

Program Description

Young anthropologists travel the world, comparing artifacts from Africa, Asia, South America, Europe, Australia and right here in North America. Students explore how different environments shape the clothes, toys, and tools that peoples of the world use to meet their basic needs. This presentation encourages student participation, including discussion and handling artifacts.

For information, reservations, special requests, or to be added to the mailing list, please contact Cathy Kittredge at 617-495-3216 or email



$200 per 25 students, 30 students maximum. Groups of 26 or more students, $8 per student. One adult per 5 students required and admitted free. Contact Cathy Kittredge (above) for information on fee reductions.


 "The program was hands-on and developmentally appropriate as well as engaging… . During the program there were enough 'artifacts' for each student to have a turn as an 'anthropologist.'"
     — Teacher, Grades 1 and 2, N. Chelmsford


Related Resources

(Adobe Reader)

  • Free Teacher Guide contains support materials for this program, including vocabulary, readings, and activities such as creating “passports” and traveling the globe through storytelling.
  • Exhibit Extras engages students and chaperones during their visit.
  • Gallery Hunt