Ongoing Learning Opportunities
Cincinnati Museum Center offers many opportunities for educators to build their own knowledge and stay on top in their profession. You can attend workshops and seminars that demonstrate how to use Cincinnati Museum Center as a resource for classroom work and for personal enjoyment.You can also receive a certificate of attendance by attending certain lectures and workshops.
Fundamentals of Inquiry Teacher Workshop
No power point presentations or lectures! Just plenty of hands-on activities that can easily be replicated in your classroom. Get back to the basics of teaching science to your students! These hands-on and team-oriented workshops are developed for science educators interested in exploring the theory and practice of inquiry-based teaching with STEM applications. These workshops illuminate the power of learning science content through inquiry and introduce strategies for providing inquiry experiences in the classroom. Each workshop will feature creative and challenging activities in the new Learning, Innovation, technology and Education Lab (LITE Lab).
Cincinnati Museum Center can present a condensed, 3-hour version of these hands-on and team-oriented workshops directly to your school or teacher development group. This condensed workshop will cater to your schools needs with activities chosen by you! Please contact Karen Venetian at (513) 287-7000 ext. 7204 for more information and details on these workshops.
Insights Lecture Series
These lectures feature local and national experts speaking on a variety of subjects chosen for their relevance and their ability to spark insight and dialogue.
Brown Bag Lecture Series
Brush up on your Cincinnati history with our Brown Bag Lecture Series! In its eighth season, these exciting noon-time programs cover numerous topics around the history of Cincinnati. You are welcome to bring your own lunch or purchase lunch at the Gateway Café in the Rotunda. No reservations required, but space is limited!
Join us in exploring connections between our museums, special exhibits, OMNIMAX® films and other special events, and literature! Plus, participate in our monthly In-Museum Discussions!
Music in the Museum Concert Series
Cincinnati Museum Center presents the seventh season of Music in the Museum concerts. These concerts feature the outstanding 1929 E.M. Skinner Symphonic Concert Organ in the lush, reverberant acoustics of Cincinnati Museum Center's Rotunda. All concerts will start at 7:30 p.m. Parking is free.
Cincinnati Museum Center Heritage Programs has been presenting historical, cultural and architectural tours for over 20 years. As an outreach association of the Cincinnati Historical Society, the docents of the all-volunteer Cincinnati Heritage Programs havenlocked doors to privately owned places generally not open to the public. All topics are thoroughly researched for accuracy.
Dinosaur Field School
If you’re interested in dinosaurs and want to participate in a real dig, this is the trip for you! This weeklong session will give you a wide range of experience in the basic principles and techniques of geology and paleontology. Training and collecting supplies will be provided by Cincinnati Museum Center staff under the direction of Dr. Glenn Storrs, Curator of Vertebrate Paleontology.
Hahn Site Field School
Have you always wanted to participate in a real archaeology excavation? If so, you are in luck. Cincinnati Museum Center presents our 4th annual archaeology field school, a series of four weeklong field school sessions at the Hahn Site in Anderson Township, Hamilton County, Ohio. Join us for a week or longer and experience the thrill of uncovering artifacts and features from this Late Prehistoric village site along the Little Miami River.
Learning Through Play
On Saturday, March 2, 2013, Duke Energy Children’s Museum will present the fifth annual Learning Through Play Conference. This unique, one-day conference will focus on how parents, educators and childcare professionals can use play as an effective tool in their interactions with and education of young children. The conference features three main elements: A FREE information fair that showcases agencies and organizations that work with children and families, adult-only sessions with detailed information about child development, and family interactive sessions where you can bring your family to see first-hand how children learn through play. Come for one session or stay for the whole day! Earn clock hours from sessions approved by Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services and Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. Check back soon for more information.