Museum on-the-Go | Schools FAQs

  • What is Museum on-the-Go | Schools?

    Museum on-the-Go (MOG) is an outreach program of the Children's Museum of Sonoma County. MOG travels to schools and libraries to teach about science concepts and invite exploration.

  • Does the Children’s Museum of Sonoma County provide assemblies to schools?

    Unfortunately, the Children’s Museum of Sonoma County 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 Museum on-the-Go to my school?

    Each session consists of a 20 minute presentation followed by 20 minutes of hands-on exploration. Our programs work best with groups of 24 students (or less) in each session. Set up needs to be in a room that can be used for all sessions (i.e. an empty classroom, the gym, the MPR, the library) Teachers can support students by participating in the demonstration and exploration.

  • What is the difference between Museum on-the-Go and Museum on-the-Go Lite?

    We offer 2 versions of our Museum on-the-Go Program:
    •Museum-on-the-Go: perfect for 5 - 12 classes, needs a larger space to set up. Sessions are facilitated by two Museum staff members and contain larger exhibits for exploration.
    •Museum on-the-Go Lite: perfect for 2 – 5 classes, smaller spaces, or class sizes. The same great Museum on-the-Go programming, just scaled down to fit your needs. Sessions are facilitated by one Museum staff member and contain smaller, mostly tabletop exhibits for exploration.

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

    That depends on the program you choose! For Museum on-the-Go we can see a maximum of 6 classes in one day. For a Museum on-the-Go Lite program, we are able to see 3 classes in 1 day. Both versions of MOG can be booked for 2 days at a time.

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

    Yes, each of the Museum on-the-Go and Museum on-the-Go Lite 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 Museum on-the-Go need to provide volunteers?

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

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

    Your school MRP, library, empty classroom or gym is what we'll need to set up our mobile Museum programming. We cannot set-up and breakdown in multiple spaces during a visit.

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

    We visit schools and libraries most weekdays, scheduling is always dependent on availability.

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