Social Studies Learning Labs
Our Social Studies Learning Labs are specifically developed for students in grades one through eight. These labs are full of hands-on activities that integrate curriculum standards and give students a full learning experience.
Children Around the World
Compare your home and life to those of children around the world and participate in activities that highlight these unique cultures.
Coming to America
The 19th century brought people from all around the world to Cincinnati’s doorsteps. Explore factors that might influence an immigrant to leave their home and learn how these groups impacted our local community. Identify the push-and-pull factors that made the U.S. the Land of Opportunity and discover how these groups influenced Cincinnati’s rich cultural history.
Mind Your Money (Award winning!)
Review the value of money and master the concepts of earning, spending and saving by playing a board game that challenges you to use your allowance wisely. Prepare for future monetary decisions as you learn to create a budget.
Native American Lifestyles
Gain a better understanding of southern Ohio’s earliest inhabitants and discover the tools, natural resources and skills that allowed them to survive. Become an archaeologist and investigate artifacts to help identify past cultures.
On the Trail with Lewis & Clark
Take an imaginary trip with Lewis and Clark to explore President Jefferson’s recent acquisition of the Louisiana Purchase for the U.S. government. Find out how the purchase affected our country and discover the preparations and training necessary for the journey. Why were they going? What did they pack? What did they discover along the way? Answer these questions and more as we head out on our adventure.
Meet the science that allows us to unlock the secrets of past civilizations. Participate in hands-on demonstrations of archaeological techniques, explore a mock excavation site from Egypt and learn to identify a culture based on the artifacts discovered.
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).
Send us your photos!
If you send us a high-resolution photo of a Museum Center Learning Lab or Programs-on-Wheels program 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 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.