Our trip to the American Textile Museum in Lowell, Massachusetts was filled with a lot of hands-on activities, education and fun.
The day started with more of a traditional learning opportunity. The educator showed lots of interesting pictures and other materials to the kids and told them about how the art of textiles began with spindles, looms and basic thread and cloth making in the home. The kids were given samples of natural materials that were used to dye thread and make cloth. They did a tabletop activity and worked in pairs to complete it.
This was a great field trip, and I would highly recommend a visit. The museum often has special events and homeschool days that are a blast to visit.