For educators and families

At Cincinnati Museum Center, we know that open-ended, hands-on play is crucial to the development of your students' literacy, life skills and kindergarten readiness.

Learning Through Play for Educators

Saturday, March 23

Registration for Learning Through Play Educator Day is now closed. Day-of registration will not be available.

Thank you to everyone who supported and participated in Learning Through Play Educator Day 2019!


Learning Through Play for Families

Saturdays in April

Grown-ups and their children can learn and play together! Experience the fun with your kids at Learning Through Play for Families.

Explore the Duke Energy Children’s Museum, Museum of Natural History & Science and Cincinnati History Museum. Visit with community partners, who will lead drop-in activities to help you and your children develop important skills while playing. Look for different activities at each of the Learning Through Play Family Days.

Participating partners and dates:

April 6:

  • 10 a.m. to noon: Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County West End Branch: Button making, crafts, story time
  • 10 a.m. to noon: WE Gallery
  • 10 a.m. to noon: Seven Hills Neighborhood Houses - Findlay Street Center
  • 10 a.m. to noon: Beech Acres Parenting Center
  • 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Taiwanese Association of Cincinnati
  • 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.: Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra performances in Corbet Theater
  • noon to 2 p.m.: Mildred Patterson, Author of, “The Adventures of Harley the Hot Dog and His Friends the Bully”
  • 4C for Children

April 13

  • All day: Cincinnati Mini Maker Faire at Cincinnati Museum Center
  • 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Beech Acres Parenting Center
  • 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Ohio Virtual Academy

April 20

  • 10 a.m. to noon: Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County Covedale Branch: Button making with Ms. Elisa and sing and rhyme time with Ms. Colleen!
  • 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Beech Acres Parenting Center: Join them in Little Sprouts Farm for an imaginary hike with custom-made binoculars.
  • MAD by Merritt: Learn the process of glassblowing and what tools are needed to transform and create by using molten glass (no glassblowing will take place)

April 27

  • 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Ohio Virtual Academy: a hands-on literacy activity for preschoolers and elementary-age children.
  • 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Beech Acres Parenting Center: Rock your intentions
  • 10 a.m to 3 p.m.: CrossRoads Child Development Center
  • 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
  • 4C for Children
  • Heimlich Heroes: Parents and kids will learn together as you learn how to prevent, recognize and respond to a choking emergency with the Heimlich maneuver. Get hands-on practice with life-sized training dolls.