Your Cincinnati Museum Center teaching experience begins well before you get inside Union Terminal
Use these resources to help prepare for your visit.
Delta Dental Grant
Delta Dental and Cincinnati Museum Center are proud to partner together again to offer a grant for groups to visit the Duke Energy Children’s Museum, which includes the Inside the Grin exhibit. This opportunity is available for Kindergarten to grade 4 classes in Hamilton County, Ohio who have a financial need. Classroom educators will complete evaluations from both Delta Dental and Cincinnati Museum Center. Students can participate in self-paced activities that enhance the Inside the Grin exhibit. Teachers will be contacted by email two or three weeks of application. Click here for more details and the application.
- Inside the Grin Activity Sheet Grades K to 2
- Inside the Grin Activity Sheet Grades 3 to 4
- ArtLinks Bus Request form
- Art Bus Information Packet
Learning Lab pre- and post-visit worksheets
Cincinnati Museum Center is pleased to provide teachers with pre- and post-visit resources. Each of our early childhood, science and social studies Learning Labs have an accompanying worksheet to help prepare your students for their Learning Lab and to continue the fun after their visit! Visit our Learning Labs pages, where you will find the pre/post visit worksheets following each Learning Lab title.
Preview and prep
Have a field trip booked to the Cincinnati Museum Center and want to take a walk through to prepare? Educators who have booked a field trip may visit any of the three museums for free one time before their scheduled visit. Simply bring your confirmation letter and ID to verify you are the educator on the reservation accompanying the students.
Museum gallery guides and activity sheets
Duke Energy Children's Museum
- Animal Spot Gallery Guide
- Energy Zone Gallery Guide
- Inside the Grin Gallery Guide, K-2 Activity Sheet, 3-4 Activity Sheet
- Kids at Work Gallery Guide
- Kids' Town Gallery Guide
- KidSPACE Gallery Guide
- Little Sprouts Farm Gallery Guide
- Nature's Trading Post Gallery Guide, July 2017 Scavenger Hunt, August 2017 Scavenger Hunt
- The Woods Gallery Guide
- Water Works Gallery Guide
Education resource videos
Find everything you need to know about educational programs, field trip planning, professional development and other educational opportunities that are offered at Union Terminal as well as in the community in our Educator’s Guide (coming soon).
Educators receive a $20 discount on their Membership! This offer is not valid in combination with any other discount, coupon or special offer. Proof of educator status must be presented at time of purchase. Click here to download the Educator Discount Membership form.
Send us your photos!
If you send us a high-resolution photo of a Museum Center Learning Lab or Programs-on-Wheels session that was presented in your classroom, and we decide to use your photo for publication, we'll give you one FREE Learning Lab or Programs-on-Wheels program! Email your photos, your name, name of your school, program title, and program date to:
Please note: to be considered for publication, all photos must be sent with a photo release form for all non-Museum Center individuals in the photo. If the photo subject is a minor, a parent or legal guardian must sign the release. If your school has photo releases for each student on file, you do not need to submit a photo release form, just make a note that the school has permission on file.