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Let Cincinnati Museum Center be your teaching partner! All programs focus on problem-based learning and help develop critical-thinking skills while aligning with Ohio Revised Academic Content Standards and national academic standards. See how our programs align with Science and Social Studies standards.
Spring Educator Preview
March 19, 2020 from 3 to 7 p.m. | Union Terminal
Join us March 19 from 3 to 7 p.m. for our spring Educator Preview event, where you and one guest may explore our new featured exhibition, Maya, and preview the new film available in the Robert D. Lindner Family OMNIMAX® Theater: Ancient Caves. The Nancy & David Wolf Holocaust & Humanity Center will also be open.
$10 admission includes admission to Maya: The Exhibition, Nancy & David Wolf Holocaust & Humanity Center and Ancient Caves, as well as free parking. Teachers may bring one guest for an additional $10.
To register, call 513-287-7001.
Field Trip Experiences – Unavailable Gallery Dates
As we continue to develop and open new galleries for you and your students to explore, there are select times when adjacent galleries may be temporarily unavailable in order for exhibit work to occur. Please see the current list of unavailable galleries and dates here.
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Bring your students to CMC for a day of hands-on learning and fun. Book your field trip today!
FEATURED FIELD TRIPS
Destination Moon Field Trips
One small step. One amazing story. Destination Moon: The Apollo 11 Mission brings a national treasure to Cincinnati. See the Apollo 11 command module Columbia and more than 20 other original artifacts from the Apollo program, including those flown on the Apollo 11 mission, courtesy of the Smithsonian and the National Air and Space Museum.
Find connections to science standards in:
Ohio Grade 5: The solar system includes the sun and all celestial bodies that orbit the sun. Each planet in the solar system has unique characteristics. Some of the planets have moons and/or debris that orbit them.
Ohio Grade 7: The relative patterns of motion and positions of Earth, moon and sun cause solar and lunar eclipses, tides and phases of the moon. The moon’s orbit and its change of position relative to Earth and sun result in different parts of the moon being visible from Earth.
Kentucky/Next Generation Intermediate (Grade 5): The orbits of Earth around the sun and of the moon around Earth, together with the rotation of Earth about an axis, cause observable patterns. These include different positions of the sun, moon, and stars at different times of the day, month, and year.
Kentucky/Next Generation Middle (Grade 8): Patterns of the apparent motion of the sun, the moon, and stars in the sky can be observed, described, predicted, and explained with models. This model of the solar system can explain eclipses of the sun and the moon.
FEATURED FIELD TRIPS
Maya Field Trips
Explore an ancient civilization buried in the jungle. For the first time in the U.S., over 300 original Maya artifacts shed light on their mysterious culture, showcasing the vibrancy and sophistication of the Maya civilization. Maya is a vibrant, immersive supplement to the Ohio grade 5 and Kentucky grade 7 curriculum. The exhibition also provides an enrichment opportunity for high school Spanish clubs.
Find connections to Social Studies standards in:
Ohio Grade 5: Early Indian civilizations (Maya, Inca, Aztec, Mississippian) existed in the Western Hemisphere prior to the arrival of Europeans. These civilizations had developed unique governments, social structures, religions, technologies, and agricultural practices.
Kentucky Grade 7: Students can compare the rights, roles and responsibilities of subjects living in empires between 600-1600, such as feudal France and Japan in Eurasia, Maya Civilization and the Aztec Empire of the Americas.
Maya opens March 2020.
Museum Field Trips
Let Cincinnati Museum Center be your teaching partner! All of our programs focus on problem-based learning and help develop critical thinking skills. They also align with Ohio Revised Academic Content Standards and national academic standards.
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We make learning fun with our hands-on lessons using museum exhibits and specimens from our extensive museum collections. Make every Monday a Cincinnati Museum Center Monday with options for early childhood and intermediate learners — covering ages 3 to 14!
Send Us Your Photos!
If you send us a high-resolution photo of a Museum Center Learning Lab or Programs-on-Wheels session that was presented in your classroom, and we decide to use your photo for publication, we'll give you one FREE Learning Lab or Programs-on-Wheels program! Email your photos, your name, name of your school, program title, and program date to Tony Lawson at email@example.com.
Please note: to be considered for publication, all photos must be sent with a photo release form for all non-Museum Center individuals in the photo. If the photo subject is a minor, a parent or legal guardian must sign the release. If your school has photo releases for each student on file, you do not need to submit a photo release form, just make a note that the school has permission on file.
Cincinnati Museum Center gratefully acknowledges:
- The Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile, Jr. U.S. Bank Foundation
- Delta Dental
- Louis & Melba Schott Foundation, Fifth Third Bank, Trustee
- Patricia Kisker Foundation, Fifth Third Bank, Trustee
- SC Ministry Foundation
- Stillson Foundation, Fifth Third Bank, Trustee
- The Ashland Inc. Advised Fund of Greater Cincinnati Foundation
- Additionally, Cincinnati Museum Center appreciates the City of Cincinnati, Hamilton County and the State of Ohio for operating and capital support.