How does a visit from the Museum-on-the-Go work?
When the Museum-on-the-Go brings its van full of science exhibits to your school, two friendly and professional educators will set up in a large open space, like an unused classroom, multi-purpose room, or library. During the day or days of class sessions, the educators will engage 1 class of students at a time with a 15 minute presentation about your chosen topic, explain about the use of exhibits, then invite students to play and learn for 20 minutes. Afterwards, the educators gather students for a final presentation and a brief question and answer period. Once the last class has visited the Museum-on-the-Go, the educators pack all of the exhibits back up for the next school's use.
What happens during a class session from the Museum-on-the-Go?
Individual classes visit the Museum-on-the-Go for 45 minutes of hands-on scientific fun and learning! Educators use audience participation, thoughtful questions, visuals, and demonstrations to introduce a science concept and build students' understanding. Then, students play and learn with related exhibits and put their new knowledge into practice. To wrap up a class session, educators close with a short demonstration and answer student questions.
When is the Museum-on-the-Go available for school visits?
Beginning in January 2016, the Museum-on-the-Go will visit schools on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays and Fridays of the month. Please see the calendar in the next tab, "Request a Visit," to check on availability.
How much does a visit from the Museum-on-the-Go cost?
| School Program Fees |
|Cost of School Visit||Per Student Cost||Number of Days|
Three school days
Two school days
One school day
Schools with 50% or more of their student body designated SED (socio-economically disadvantaged) are invited to apply for a scholarship. Thanks to the generous contributions of our donors, we can offer a limited number of scholarships to schools who need assistance accessing the Museum-on-the-Go.
How can I apply for a scholarship for my school's Museum-on-the-Go visit?
What do teachers have to say about their experience with the Museum-on-the-Go?
"What an excellent, fun presentation! Really kid-friendly and exciting. The presenters did a great job holding kids' attention and keeping them engaged. 'Play' activities were exciting and age-appropriate. SO FUN! Please come back and thank you!" -- First grade teacher
"Wow! What a great way to bring science to life. Today my students were scientists... this was fabulous. Thank you!"
-- Third grade teacher
"I really appreciate this program and I'm certain that my students do, as well. It is not often that we have the time to teach science in this hands-on way. Great program!"
-- Sixth grade teacher
"My students really loved the exhibits and enjoyed the hands-on aspects. They have all asked to see it again."
-- Sixth grade teacher