School Visits from Museum-on-the-Go

Sponsored by the Children's Museum of Sonoma County, the Museum-on-the-Go brings hands-on science to schools.  A visit from the Museum-on-the-Go gets students in grades K-6 learning about science topics, ranging from air to vibration to electricity, through hands-on exploration! Exhibits are set up and broken down by Museum staff. Teacher's Guide is included for pre- and post- visit curriculum enhancement.

Photos thanks to Leila Bierbaum

Curriculum

Forces and Motion (K to 4th grade)

Discover how Newton’s Laws, pushes and pulls, friction, and gravity work together to move and stop things. Each group's session begins with interactive demonstrations, concept building, and vocabulary review. Young scientists then enjoy 20 minutes of exploration and experimentation with our hands-on exhibits. The session concludes with questions, answers, and a final demonstration.  

Download the Forces & Motion Teacher Guide

What's the Matter (1st and 2nd grades)

Solids, liquids and gasses, oh my!  Matter is all around us and this program introduces the different states of matter and the ways that matter can change states. A class that visits the Museum-on-the-Go learns about matter through demonstrations and a movement game.  Students then explore exhibits and make their own discoveries.  The Museum-on-the-Go educators wrap up each session with a final demonstration and a few minutes for Q&A.

Download the What's the Matter Teacher Guide

Electric Science (4th to 6th grades)

Students make powerful connections when they complete circuits, learn about conductivity, and power LEDs with batteries.   We begin each group session with three experiments demonstrated by two Museum-on-the-Go educators. After a brief introduction to the hands-on exhibits, the students have approximately 20 minutes of free exploration and learning. We end the group session with a closing demonstration followed by questions and answers. 

Download the Electric Science Teacher Guide

Fees and Pricing

Number of Days/SessionsStudents Served *ApproximatelyCostCost Per Student
1 day/5 sessions150$800$5.30
2 days/10 sessions300$1,300$4.30
3 days/15 sessionsplease inquire

Museum-on-the-Go Calendar

Schools In Need

Qualifying schools demonstrating a 60% or higher socio-economically disadvantaged population are eligible for funding through our Access for School Kids (ASK) program.

Apply for a Museum-on-the-Go scholarship for my school:

Thanks to the generous contributions of our donors, we can offer a limited number of scholarships to schools who need assistance accessing our field trip programs. Apply for a Museum-on-the-Go scholarship application, here.

For more information, please see our Museum-on-the-Go FAQS, here.

Please contact the Outreach Coordinator with additional questions at schoolgroups@cmosc.org or call 707-546-4069.