Step outside the classroom for 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.
Science Live! Stage Shows
Treat your students to some random acts of Science! Science Live! stage shows at CMC offer the perfect blend of knowledge and spectacle, resulting in an experience you have to see to believe. They’re also affordable (and even more so when booked in multiples, or alongside a Learning Lab!), and brief enough to fit anywhere in your trip itinerary.
Join our resident Electricity Expert, as they deliver a standard, by-the-books lecture on electrical theory, which definitely won’t be interrupted by a mad scientist bent on world domination. (Just kidding, it for sure will.)
It’s admissions season at Fizzlepop’s School of Wizardly Higher Learning, and our Physics Expert has just received their letter of acceptance! However, they’re hiding a terrible secret; they don’t actually know any spells. Can physics help them bluff their way into the wizarding world? Probably! But let’s find out!
Cost: $75 dollars for the first show, $45 for every concurrent show after that. $45 dollars/show if booked with a learning lab.
Available Tuesday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Shows will last from 15 to 20 minutes.
Grade range: Targeted 3rd-5th grades, but K-8 are welcome
Max Audience Size:
Grades K-3: 50
Grades 4-8: 35
C! Cincinnati! Bus Tour: Presented by Cincinnati Heritage Programs
Explore Fountain Square, Mt. Adams, Over-the-Rhine and both sides of the Ohio riverfront with your students! Join us for this two-hour bus tour that brings the past to life and immerses your students in the growth and history of Cincinnati through Cincinnati Museum Center’s Heritage Programs. Bus not provided.
Looking for a private group experience? Our private Overnights allow you and your group an exclusive experience at the museum: you pick the theme and your OMNIMAX® show. Private Overnights are available any day of the week. Having several alternate dates in mind will increase the probability that we can host your group. Private overnights must be booked at least 3 weeks in advance of the event date. All Overnight themes last from 7 p.m. to 10 a.m. Recommended for ages 6 to 12.
The fees for private overnights are a flat rate of $1,500 for up to 35 people. If you have more than 35 people, fees are $35 for each addition person. A $250 down payment is due at time of booking and will go toward your total payment. Final attendance numbers and payment are due two weeks prior to your overnight. If you need to add people onto your reservation within 13 days of your event, payment for those individuals is $35 per person and will be subject to availability.
We offer programs for Girl Scouts (Daisies, Brownies, Juniors, Cadettes and Seniors), Cub Scouts (Wolf Cubs, Bear Cubs and Webelos) and Boy Scouts.
* All programs include private classroom demonstrations, discussions and exploration time in the museum.
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- Advance reservations are required for all groups.
- Changing your scheduled activities when you check-in will incur cancellation penalties. Call if your plans change.
- Book as far in advance as possible. Reservations for museum programs close two weeks out.
- Payment by credit card, check or purchase order is required two weeks in advance.
- Confirmation materials are emailed at the time of reservation.