"Students love hands-on projects, drama activities and authentic learning opportunities – this program has it all."

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! Choose from a broad array of science, natural history and social studies programs for pre-school through grade 12 and adults.

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.

Policies

Programs are available for schools, daycare centers, pre-schools, libraries, community centers, church groups, scouts, summer camps and more.

Available Monday through Friday during business hours and weekends and evenings if staff is available.

Call (513) 287-7021, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., for more information or to book your program.

Changes to your scheduled activities or numbers less than 2 business days before your program or the day of your program may result in the suspension of visiting privileges or grant eligibility.

Failure to cancel your reservation prior to our arrival is subject to a charge of 100% of the total reservation.

Book as far in advance as possible. Reservations for programs close two weeks out.

Payment by credit card, check or purchase order is required two weeks in advance.

All programs require 15–45 minutes of set-up and take-down.

Early Childhood Programs-On-Wheels

Consecutive programs booked on the same day should be scheduled with at least 15 minutes between programs.

Confirmation materials are emailed at the time of reservation.

Early Childhood Programs-on-Wheels

Pre K–K

Monday through Friday during business hours and evenings and weekends if staff is available.

45 minutes, maximum 24 students and minimum age requirement of 3 years.

Learn more about Early Childhood Programs-on-Wheels.

Multiple programs* Single program
2 programs: $270 October-January: $165
3 programs: $375 February-May: $190
4 programs: $480 June-September: $150
5 programs: $575
6 programs: $670
* Same program, same day
Elementary & Secondary Programs-on-Wheels

Grades 1–12

Monday through Friday during business hours and evenings and weekends if staff is available.

60 minutes, maximum 30 participants

Learn more about Science Programs-on-Wheels.

Learn more about Social Studies Programs-on-Wheels.

Multiple programs* Single program
2 programs: $300 October-January: $180
3 programs: $420 February-May: $205
4 programs: $540 June-September: $165
5 programs: $650
6 programs: $750
* Same program, same day

"Very professional and knowledgeable. Super with kids!"

Exploration Stations

Love Programs-on-Wheels, but looking for something less structured? Our Exploration Stations cover traditional Programs-on-Wheels topics but serve a greater number of people. Book a program during your next family night, field day, or fair for hands-on, stop-and-go informal learning. You provide the tables, we'll provide the materials and activities that entertain people of all ages.

Read more about all of our Exploration Stations.

$310 for two hours (two hours minimum)
$155 for each additional hour

Assemblies

Let us put on a show for your group! These 60 minute stage-style productions will wow a crowd with amazing sights and sounds. We bring all the materials for the show, including the sound system. You supply a few tables, a large space and lots of ooohs and ahhhhs.

Read more about all of our Assembly programs.

Grades 4 through 12
Monday through Friday during business hours and evenings and weekends if staff is available.
60 minutes
$310 for the first assembly.
$155 for each additional assembly on the same day.

Program availability

Programs are available within a 125-mile radius of downtown Cincinnati.

Programs given within a 36 to 55-mile radius will be charged a travel fee of $50 per visit.

Programs given within a 56 to 75-mile radius will be charged a travel fee of $65 per visit with a 2 program per visit minimum.

Programs given within a 76 to 100-mile radius will be charged a travel fee of $80 per visit with a 3 program per visit minimum.

Programs given within a 101 to 125-mile radius will be charged a travel fee of $90 per visit with a 4 program per visit minimum.

"The program is very well-prepared and appropriate for the children’s age level. The presenter relates to the children really well and he speaks to the children at a level they can understand. The children love it when he comes to the school; they talk about his visit."