Let CMC 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.
Please note: In terms of qualifying for school/group pricing, a group is defined as a minimum of 15 paying visitors with a reservation at least two weeks in advance.
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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.
Duke Energy Children's Museum
At the Duke Energy Children's Museum, we believe fun and learning go hand in hand. Discover interactive fun for kids ages 10 and younger in our hands-on exhibit areas, including two designed for preschool-aged children and younger — Little Sprouts Farm and Kids' Town. With more than 1,800 hours of programming for children, covering topics like art, culture, reading, science and more, there's fun for everyone! Groups may visit Duke Energy Children's Museum Tuesday–Saturday.
Cincinnati History Museum
Step back in time and experience the history of our city from the first settlers through World War II. Along the way, meet costumed interpreters to better understand and connect with history. Explore a recreation of the once-bustling Cincinnati Public Landing from the late 1850s and climb aboard the Queen City of the West, a replica side-wheel steamboat. Take an aerial view of Cincinnati from the early 1900s in Cincinnati in Motion, a 1/64-scale replica of the city complete with the nation’s largest S-Scale train.
Museum of Natural History & Science
The Museum of Natural History & Science offers a world of science, history and nature through interactive exhibits and amazing artifacts. Students can reach their own “ah-ha” moment through creative thinking and problem-solving skills. Your class can go spelunking in our recreated limestone cave, get up close with Neil Armstrong’s space suit, visit Dinosaur Hall’s Jurassic specimens and more!
Are you bringing your group to the museums or a special exhibition? Enhance your visit by investigating topics such as dinosaurs, world cultures, archaeology and economics in our interactive labs that inspire all ages to learn and participate.
Programs at Your Location
Bring the excitement of Cincinnati Museum Center directly to your location! Our programs bring educational and entertaining lessons in a wide variety of topics and formats to you! Choose from a broad array of science, natural history and social studies programs for pre-school through grade 12 and adults.
CMC offers one-of-a-kind learning experiences that engage audiences of all ages. Our inter-disciplinary programs accommodate large groups, scouts and buses full of students.
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!