Want to bring the excitement of Cincinnati Museum Center directly to your location?

Our Programs-on-Wheels bring educational and entertaining lessons in a wide variety of topics to you!

See how our programs align with the Ohio Revised Academic Science and Social Studies Standards as well as Next Generation Science Standards and National Social Studies Academic Standards.



45 minutes, maximum 25 students and minimum age requirement of 3 years.

3…2…1… 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. Also available in Exploration Station format.

A Cultural Experience

Use music, toys, colorful clothing and role playing to explore cultures from Peru, Japan and Mali.

Coral: A Colorful Community

Learn what coral is, where it lives, what it eats and how it protects itself. Explore real coral skeletons, role-play a coral polyp and view pictures of some of the creatures that live in a coral reef. Make a coral reef habitat come to life with beautiful puppets. Also available in Exploration Station format.

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.

Egg-cellent Eggs

Explore bird eggs and learn about their shapes, sizes, colors and nests through hands-on activities. Learn about the other animals that lay eggs and crack open an egg to find out what’s inside.

From the Backyard to the Barnyard

Use puppets to investigate animals that might live in backyard or barnyard habitats. Meet one of our resident animals, investigate what this animal eats and discover how it finds food by echolocation.

How Does Your Garden Grow? *

Gain an introduction to the diverse world of plants! Learn what they need to grow, what parts they have, and the stages of the plant life cycle. Investigate the differences between fruits and vegetables. Then spend some time digging in the dirt and plant your own seed to take home.

Rainforest Adventure

Take an imaginary tour of a rainforest canopy to learn about the animals and plants that live there. Meet several live animals that call the rainforest home.

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.

Stuffee, the Amazing Anatomy Doll

Meet Stuffee, a seven-foot-tall, blue-haired, smiling anatomy doll that unzips to show others what’s inside all of us. Feed Stuffee lunch and use stethoscopes to listen to your own beating heart.

Tall Tails

Hop, prop, and crawl your way to learning about animal adaptations. Try on larger-than-life costumed tails, morph into different animals then hear a tall tale about two unique local animals.

Wild About Animals

From Africa to Antarctica, become part of the wild animal kingdom. Take an imaginary safari across Africa and look through binoculars to see zebras, lions and more. Waddle like a penguin in the coldest place on Earth, then hop on over to a continent with some unusual Down Under residents.

Wonders of Weather

Investigate seasonal weather patterns, complete the water cycle, make some snow and race clouds. Have a hair-raising experience with lightning and take home jewelry with sun-sensing abilities.


* Program requires a large open space