Museum staff is available to visit your classroom to present one of the many educational traveling trunks available or one of the outreach programs below completely FREE! Schedule a program for your class today!
Historic Travel Trunk Presentation
Invite a museum representative to your school or club meeting to host a presentation about current exhibits at the museum or on one of the many traveling trunk topics available. Background information as well as an in-depth discussion can be presented, in addition to relevant crafts and games! This can also be adapted for adult groups.
Be an Historian
A museum representative will teach students the importance of preserving history and the presentation of this information within the museum exhibits. After, students will be challenged to closely examine a variety of artifacts to determine what each is, its age, and its importance to local history. This can be done in the classroom or at the museum as part of a guided tour.
Can’t decide what to be when you grow up? We can bring fun objects into the classroom and discuss the wide range of jobs in a museum.
Your students will learn about the American Revolution & the US Constitution. They will experience taxation as a colonist and have a chance to vote on a new Constitutional amendment!
Cultural Heritage Month Programs (grades PK-5th only)
A presentation honoring people of different cultures and backgrounds can be presented in celebration of Black History Month, Hispanic Heritage Month, Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, and more. Students will learn about these different cultures and people from the county, the state, and the nation who have contributed great things to our world both past and present. Activities can be customized to fit your curriculum!
Your students can be junior curators! A representative from the museum will visit your classroom to help students make an exhibit of their own based on a specific theme.
This program has two different formats:
1. Students are asked to bring an item related to the theme for the collaborative exhibit. Exhibit curation includes: creating labels, working together to create an exhibit space, and creating interactive games for the exhibit. Once completed, information on museum careers will be made available. This program can be extended to allow other classes to visit the exhibit and learn about what your students made and did.
2. Students complete a project in the classroom based on a topic of your choice within your curriculum. Once completed, a representative from the museum will visit your classroom to teach about the different elements of a museum exhibit OR your class can visit the museum to see these concepts in the current exhibits. Students then build an exhibit within the classroom or in the museum's community exhibit space (based on availability). Makey Makey Projects
Students will learn about circuits, electricity, and coding while creating a diorama or other 3-D project. You assign the theme and projects to your students, and we will provide the Makey Makey technology to make this a reality! (Laptop computers will be needed in the classroom).