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
Special exhibition guides
Chocolate: The Exhibition
Chocolate and its Environment

Lesson 1, Lesson 2, Lesson 3, Lesson 4, Lesson 5, Lesson 6

Chocolate and Culture

Lesson 1, Lesson 2, Lesson 3, Lesson 4, Lesson 5, Lesson 6 

Educator Resources

Overview, History Highlights, Facts, Quotes, Glossary

Scavenger Hunt

Fill-in-the-blank scavenger hunt

Education resource videos
Field trips

Fill out your Field Trip Reservation Request Form.

Educator's Guide

Download the 2018-19 Educator's Guide.

Educator eNews

Get the latest news about Teacher Preview Nights, gallery and exhibit guides, new special exhibitions, teacher resources and professional development opportunities and so much more!

Educator Membership Discount

Cincinnati Museum Center shares your mission to educate. To show our appreciation, educators receive a $20 discount on Membership. Enrich your family life and the lives of your students. Click here to download the Educator Discount Membership Form. Discount cannot be combined with other offers.

Talk to Chantal

Our education liaison, Chantal Hayes, is here to help educators make the most of their field trip experience. As a former math and science teacher, Chantal understands the roles of teachers, state standards and field trips to the education experience and is available to talk with you and assist you in your planning.

Questions about planning a field trip, educational programs and professional development? Contact Chantal at or (513) 763-2316.