The Hall at Patriot Place presented by Raytheon is committed to its education mission and to working with administrators, teachers and students to make The Hall a real and relevant educational venue that provides opportunities for school groups to enjoy a real-life educational experience.
We work with teachers, administrators and consultants to build, develop and improve educational offerings in all disciplines that complement a student’s classroom work with real, curriculum based learning in a fun setting. You are encouraged to reach out to us and see how we can make your field trip meet your needs.
The Hall offers STEM (science, engineering, technology and math) tailored for grades 3-12, but is not limited to STEM.
The Hall entertains more than 18,000 students annually ranging mostly from grades 3-12 and tailors visits to the teachers’ needs. The Hall works closely with Raytheon and its engineers to focus on math and science education, but also works with students in other disciplines. Students are also given access to Gillette Stadium, although that access can be affected by stadium events.
Call education coordinator Katie Cross at 508-549-0555 for more information.
Hall STEM Teacher of the Year Program
Patriots owner Robert Kraft announced a new Massachusetts STEM Teacher of the Year initiative on Oct. 18, 2012 at the Massachusetts STEM Summit. As part of honoring the teacher of the year, Kraft committed a $5,000 grant to the winner for STEM-related uses. Kelly Powers from the Advanced Math and Science Academy Charter School in Marlborough, Mass., was the inaugural winner and was honored at the 2013 Massachusetts STEM Summit. The 2014 honoree was Doug Scott from Natick High School. In addition to the $5,000 awarded to the winning teacher, Raytheon has committed $1,000 to each of the other four finalists.
The application for the 2015 Hall at Patriot Place presented by Raytheon Massachusetts STEM Teacher of the year is now available here
. There are two phases to the application and the initial phase, to be completed by the nominator, must be submitted by Feb. 28. Once a teacher is nominated, that teacher will be sent phase two of the application to complete. From the pool of applicants, the five-member committee will select five finalists to be interviewed. Following the completion of the interviews, a winner will be selected and will be honored at the 2015 Massachusetts STEM Summit.
In the Numbers math & science interactive
The Hall and its partner, Raytheon, worked together to develop an interactive game show called, “In the Numbers.” The game is hosted by Pat Patriot, who asks math and science questions to the contestants standing at one of three kiosks. The students, working alone or in groups, answer the question on their screen. If correct, their player moves either 5 yards, 10 yards or 15 yards depending on the difficulty of the question. The first contestant whose player reaches the end zone for a touchdown is declared the winner.
The game offers questions at a Pop Warner (elementary), Varsity (middle school) or Professional (high school) level with three levels of difficulty within each category.
“In the Numbers” is part of Raytheon’s MathMovesU
program, which can be found at MathMovesU.com. MathMovesU
and “In the Numbers” were designed through a Hall-Raytheon collaboration to keep students interested in math and science by showing them real world applications and how math and science are a part of almost everything we do. Students visiting The Hall love the competition involved with “In the Numbers.”
By the Numbers math & science interactive
The Hall's newest interactive as a result of the Raytheon partnership is called By the Numbers, which asks users to input data such as force and angles to complete a pass or successfully kick a field goal. Once the data is inputted, the user watches the result of the play on a large screen and then gets to view the equation -- the math -- behind the result of the play. If their try was unsuccessful, the players are given an opportunity to change their data and try again. The game was created by Raytheon, which worked with 5 Wits to program and test the interactive with local students.
School Field Trips
The Hall at Patriot Place presented by Raytheon is open to students of all ages and offers on-site, hands-on, grade-level group education modules. In addition to touring The Hall with the students, teachers have a menu of education modules from which to choose for the school group visit. Each module takes 45-60 minutes to complete and is typically facilitated in the Gillette Stadium press box overlooking the game field.
The museum itself features interactive exhibits designed to educate and entertain. Try your skill at kicking or converting a 23- or 45-yard field goal. See how high can you jump and compare that to Devin McCourty
. Is your reaction time as quick as the NFL Players’? How hard is it to make an official’s call on the field? You can review a
play using authentic instant replay equipment and make the call.
Listen to Coach Belichick
explain the strategies behind each play. Learn if you have what it takes to score a touchdown when you face challengers at “In the Numbers”. Experience Patriots legendary Hall of Fame players and discover if their records have been broken. Then finish with a special visit to see the Vince Lombardi Super Bowl Trophies and World Championship rings from 2001, 2003 and 2004.
The Hall at Patriot Place presented by Raytheon hosts thousands of students annually on field trips so that students and teachers can take advantage of relevant education modules that take them out of the traditional classroom into the real world classroom. It offers a well-organized, entertaining, fun educational experience that is tailored to the teachers’ needs. Katie Cross, The Hall’s education coordinator, works with the teachers to ensure the field trip meets its goals.
are built so that football fans and non-football fans alike can enjoy the learning experience. The modules are designed to integrate the many facets of sports with real world activities. For example, a math-focused module invites students to join their classmates and serve on the management team of a new NFL franchise. Using budgets and statistics from the National Football League, they will compare players’ strengths, weaknesses and salaries to assemble the best offensive team and then present their team in a “press conference” format.
In addition to the Build-a-Team module geared toward middle school
students, The Hall also offers these STEM modules for elementary and middle school
How Does the Equipment Ship (grades 3-5)
Hands Down (biometric technology) (grades 3-6)
Helmet Design Challenge (grades 5-8)
Let's Have a Ball (grades 5-8)
One of the high school
modules serves as a great enhancement to sports entertainment and marketing courses, offering students an opportunity to utilize the marketing principles of product, pricing, promotion, and placement. Students are asked to market The Hall, a related product or a school related promotional activity using the Four P’s of Marketing and present their ideas to New England Patriots marketing representatives during their visit to The Hall.
Our most popular module is the helmet design challenge in which students must design the shell and inside padding of a “helmet” and the test the strength of their work by dropping a croquet ball on it. Students learn about force and the importance of the distribution of the impact in protecting a player’s head.
The Hall also offers an English/language arts activity in which the students become journalists covering a game situation for different mediums and media outlets. We continue to develop new modules and offer curriculum based lesson plans by request.
The Hall does not have a cafeteria, but has worked out school lunch agreements with some of the restaurants within Patriot Place.
Teachers are always welcomed to make a pre-visit tour of The Hall at no charge to “scout” their field trip and prepare correlated lessons for the students. Please present one of the following at the ticket desk: a school identification card, a teacher’s union card, a paycheck stub, or a letter from your school principal on school letterhead.
Scheduling Your Visit
Be sure to call early to get your class on the schedule for The Hall as dates fill up quickly. Groups can be booked up to 14 days before the event. You may call (508) 549-0555 Monday through Friday between the hours of 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. or email your request to email@example.com
. If you email please put Education Reservation in the subject area.
Include in your phone message or email the following information:
Call the Hall for Pricing. 508-549-0555.
Date/time of arrival
Contact person/phone #/e-mail address
School name/address/phone #
Grade level/number of students/number of adult chaperones