We are not currently accepting field trip reservations. Please check back for updates on availability or call us at (513) 287-7021 for outreach programs.
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 TRIP
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. Explore interactive galleries designed for children ages 10 and younger; including The Energy Zone, Kids at Work, Inside the Grin, Kids’ Town, Animal Spot, Water Works, and The Woods. In these spaces children explore the concepts of engineering, community, physics, adaptation, and health, while developing social-emotional and gross-motor skills. Groups may visit Duke Energy Children's Museum Tuesday–Sunday. At present, KidSPACE, Nature’s Trading Post and Little Sprouts Farm are not available for school groups.
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!
Field Trip Pricing
School Group Rates
|Maya: The Exhibition (open March 14 – September 7, 2020)||$9.50||$9.50||N/A|
|Holocaust & Humanity Center||$10||$5||N/A|
|Museum Admission + OMNIMAX® + Maya: The Exhibition||$19||$19||N/A|
|Museum Admission + OMNIMAX®||$11.50||$11.50||N/A|
|Museum Admission + Maya: The Exhibition||$14||$14||N/A|
|Maya: The Exhibition + OMNIMAX®||$12.50||$12.50||N/A|
|Holocaust & Humanity Center & National Underground Railroad Freedom Center Combo Ticket||$18||$10||$16|
Early Childhood Learning Labs: Pre K-K
(45 minutes, maximum 25 students per lab)
Single Program: $100
Additional Program(s)*: $75
Primary and Secondary Learning Labs: Grades 1-8
(60 minutes, maximum 30 students per lab)
Single Program: $130
Additional Program(s)*: $115
Thank you for your interest in a field trip experience at Cincinnati Museum Center
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 museum improvements to occur. Please see the current list of unavailable galleries and dates below.
Current list of unavailable galleries and dates
Cincinnati History Museum
Cincinnati in Motion will be unavailable:
- February 18 – March 18
Shaping Our City will be unavailable:
- February 17 – March 18
Public Landing will be unavailable:
- April 6 – 10
Museum of Natural History & Science
Neil Armstrong Space Exploration Gallery, presented by the Harold C. Schott Foundation, will be unavailable:
- June 1 – 19
We apologize for any inconvenience. If you would like to speak with a member of our Guest Services team regarding the dates above or about moving your currently-scheduled experience, please call 513-287-7021.