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!
Click here to 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.
- Ages 3 through kindergarten.
- Available Monday through Friday during business hours and weekends and evenings if staff is available.
- 45 minutes
- Maximum 24 students per program.
- Cancelling your scheduled activities or whole reservation within 2 business days of the Programs-on-Wheels will incur a cancellation fee of $50.
- Failure to cancel your reservation prior to our arrival is subject to a charge of 100% of the total reservation.
- Itinerary changes made within 2 business days or the day of the visit will incur a processing fee of $50.
- Book as far in advance as possible. Reservations for programs close two weeks out.
- Payment by credit card, check or purchase order is required 2 weeks before the program. Programs are subject to reschedule if payment has not been received by that time.
- All programs require 15-45 minutes of set-up and take-down.
- 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.
3…2…1… Blast Off! *
Build the solar system in your classroom, then blast off with radio-controlled space shuttles to explore what’s beyond our planet. View photos and learn about gravity, asteroids, orbits and more.
A Cultural Experience
Use music, toys, colorful clothing and role playing to explore cultures from Peru, Japan and Mali.
Coral: A Colorful Community
Learn what coral is, where it lives, what it eats and how it protects itself. Explore real coral skeletons, role-play a coral polyp and view pictures of some of the creatures that live in a coral reef. Make a coral reef habitat come to life with beautiful puppets.
Growl, claw and walk like a dinosaur! Dig up fossils and identify which dinosaurs they came from. Learn about different kinds of dinosaurs, including what they looked like, what they ate and how they protected themselves.
Explore bird eggs and learn about their shapes, sizes, colors and nests through hands-on activities. Learn about the other animals that lay eggs and crack open an egg to find out what’s inside.
From the Backyard to the Barnyard
Use puppets to investigate animals that might live in backyard or barnyard habitats. Meet one of our resident animals, investigate what this animal eats and discover how it finds food by echolocation.
How Does Your Garden Grow? *
What does a plant look like? What does it need to grow? Learn about the parts of a plant, the plant life cycle and the difference between fruits and vegetables. Then spend some time digging in the dirt and plant your own seed to take home.
Our Five Senses
It takes a nose to know, or maybe hands, ears, eyes or a tongue! Explore the magic of your senses through fun, hands-on activities and interaction with a live animal.
Snug as a Bug
Build a bug, see through the eyes of a fly and learn the life cycle of a caterpillar. Explore how insects protect themselves by playing a game of hide-and-seek with a very hungry frog. Meet and touch live insects and marvel at incredible mounted bugs from around the world.
Stuffee, the Amazing Anatomy Doll
Meet Stuffee, a seven-foot-tall, blue-haired, smiling anatomy doll that unzips to show others what’s inside all of us. Feed Stuffee lunch and use stethoscopes to listen to your own beating heart.
Wiggle, waggle and hop as you learn about animal adaptations. Try on larger-than-life costumed tails and morph into different animals and hear a Native American tale about two unique local animals.
Wild About Animals
From Africa to Antarctica, become part of the wild animal kingdom. Take an imaginary safari across Africa and look through binoculars to see zebras, lions and more. Waddle like a penguin in the coldest place on Earth, then hop on over to a continent with some unusual Down Under residents.
Wonders of Weather
Investigate seasonal weather patterns, complete the water cycle, make some snow and race clouds. Have a hair-raising experience with lightning and take home jewelry with sun-sensing abilities.
* Program requires a large open space