Early Childhood Home School Programs
Due to continued concerns around the COVID-19 virus, Cincinnati Museum Center is not offering Home School Monday classes for the foreseeable future. We are monitoring the situation and look forward to learning with you in person again. In the meantime, we have a wide variety of resources available for you to continue learning with us at home.
Check out our Learning from Home page where you can find videos, activities, curator interviews and more!
These programs are appropriate for kids ages 3-6. Sessions are held from 10 to 10:45 a.m. and from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
September — Snug as a Bug
Build a bug, see through the eyes of a fly and learn the life cycle of a caterpillar. Explore how insects protect themselves by playing a game of hide-and-seek with a very hungry frog. Meet and touch live insects and marvel at incredible mounted bugs from around the world.
September 9: Ages 3-6. 10 to 10:45 a.m.
September 9: Ages 3-6. 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
October — A Cultural Experience
Use music, toys, colorful clothing and role playing to explore cultures from Peru, Japan and Mali.
October 7: Ages 3-6. 10 to 10:45 a.m.
October 7: Ages 3-6. 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
November – Cave Dwellers
Discover the delicate ecosystem of a cave and investigate the animals that live there. Meet one of the cave dwellers that call Museum Center home!
November 4: Ages 3-6. 10 to 10:45 a.m.
November 4: Ages 3-6. 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
December — 321 Blast Off
Build the solar system in your classroom, then blast off with radio-controlled space shuttles to explore what’s beyond our planet. View photos and learn about gravity, asteroids, orbits and more.
December 2: Ages 3-6. 10 to 10:45 a.m.
December 2: Ages 3-6. 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
January — Backyard to Barnyard
Explore how geographic factors kept Cincinnatians confined to the downtown basin and learn why our city remained a walking city longer than most. Use a 2’ X 3’ period map, map key, advertisements and illustrations to perform a series of tasks that will help you understand what life was like in 1863 Cincinnati.
January 6: Ages 3-6. 10 to 10:45 a.m.
January 6: Ages 3-6. 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
February — Be a Rock Star
Transform into a geologist, follow the rock cycle and learn how rocks form and change. Discover the different properties of rocks and categorize them based on a set of criteria.
February 3: Ages 3-6. 10 to 10:45 a.m.
February 3: Ages 3-6. 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
March — Bee the Pollinator
Pollinators perform a variety of roles in an ecosystem. Learn how pollination works and about the different animals that play a role in this process. Experience how plants attract pollinators and see flowers through the eyes of a bee.
March 2: Ages 3-6. 10 to 10:45 a.m.
March 2: Ages 3-6. 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
April — Dino Dig
Growl, claw and walk like a dinosaur! Dig up fossils and identify which dinosaurs they came from. Learn about different kinds of dinosaurs, including what they looked like, what they ate and how they protected themselves.
April 6: Ages 3-6. 10 to 10:45 a.m.
April 6: Ages 3-6. 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
May — Let’s All Celebrate
Children from all around the world love to celebrate. Travel the globe and explore a variety of child-centered ceremonies.
May 4: Ages 3-6. 10 to 10:45 a.m.
May 4: Ages 3-6. 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
Megan Parker, Coordinator, School and Teacher Partnership
(513) 287-7000 ext. 2378
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Pricing and Reservations
Click here to book your Home School Monday program online or call (513) 287-7021 Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., for more information.
* Pricing is per student per class.