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!
History - 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.
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!
Travel the Chisholm trail on a simulated cattle drive. This outreach program is a delight for 4th graders!
Cultural Heritage Month Programs
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. The student exhibit will be based on a specific theme. 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. The program is completely free for your classroom.
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).
Invite museum staff to your class and we’ll relive pioneer days! Your students can make butter and participate in other pioneer-specific activities in the classroom.