Museum-on-the-Go FAQs

  • What is the Museum-on-the-Go?

    The Museum-on-the-Go is an outreach program of the Children's Museum of Sonoma County. MOG, as it's affectionately known, travels to schools and libraries to teach about science concepts and invite exploration.

  • Does the Museum-on-the-Go provide assemblies to schools?

    Unfortunately, the Museum-on-the-Go does not give assemblies to large groups of students. Our focus on hands-on exploration is better suited for one class of students at a time.

  • What can I expect during a visit from the Museum-on-the-Go to my school?

    During a day-long visit to a school, our professional educators welcome one class at a time to a space in your school where they have set up exhibits and science learning activities. Five or six classes daily can rotate through the Museum-on-the-Go in 45 minute class sessions. During each class session, educators will first engage students in a fun and standards-aligned lesson. Afterwards, students will play and learn with exhibits for about 25 minutes. Educators wrap up the session with a final demonstration and questions and answers.

  • What can I expect during a visit from the Museum-on-the-Go to my library?

    A Museum-on-the-Go visit to libraries is much like a school visit. Educators adjust their lesson's complexity and length to meet the needs of their audience and leave plenty of time for play.

  • How many classes can you see during a visit to schools?

    During a one-day visit, we can see 5 or 6 classes.

  • Are the Museum-on-the-Go programs standards-aligned?

    Yes, each of the Museum-on-the-Go programs are designed with several of the Next Generation Science Standards in mind and encourage students to make meaning out of the science phenomena that they observe.

  • Does a school hosting the Museum-on-the-Go need to provide volunteers?

    No, Museum-on-the-Go staff is responsible for all of the set-up and break-down of exhibits. Parents are always welcome to attend, but volunteers are not necessary.

  • What type of space is suitable for a Museum-on-the-Go visit?

    Any large, furniture-free space is suitable for the Museum-on-the-Go's exhibits. We have set up in schools' MPRs, unused classrooms, gyms, and libraries.

  • What days of the week is the Museum-on-the-Go available for visits?

    We visit schools and libraries on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. Please see the calendar on this page for availability.

  • Who can I contact with more questions?

    Please email schoolprograms@cmosc.org and we will be happy to answer any lingering questions.

Please contact our School and Community Programs Coordinator with additional questions at schoolprograms@cmosc.org or call 707-546-4069 x113.