Virtual Field Trips

Ready to explore our exhibits from school or home? Our virtual field trips are in-depth tours of our featured and permanent exhibits through video walkthroughs, expert interviews and immersive content, all aligned with OH and KY content standards.

These pre-recorded experiences can be accessed on your schedule and are designed for students to explore with their teacher in a guided format or on their own. Each reservation provides access for up to 30 students and their educators for two weeks (Sunday through Saturday) and allows unlimited access to the reserved experience, so users may view the full experience multiple times or utilize the menu to access a specific component. Experience guides highlight primary concepts and provide guiding questions for students to consider while viewing. Experiences range from 30 minutes to two hours.

Available tours include:
Maya: Daily Life & New Discoveries

Immerse yourself in the genius of the Maya. Theirs was a civilization of astronomers, mathematicians, inventors and gods. Discover how the Maya live on today – in their inventions that continue to shape our daily lives and in the millions who carry on the Maya tradition in language and lineage.

Maya I covers an introduction to the Maya people; daily life and agriculture; the rise and fall of the Maya people; breakthrough discoveries from the University of Cincinnati; and how the Maya culture is still with us today.

This experience is designed for grades 5 through 7, but also contains engaging content for younger students (grades 3 and 4), high school students and adults.

Maya: Royalty, Art & Cosmic Balance

Immerse yourself in the genius of the Maya. Theirs was a civilization of astronomers, mathematicians, inventors and gods. Discover how the Maya live on today – in their inventions that continue to shape our daily lives and in the millions who carry on the Maya tradition in language and lineage.

Maya II covers an introduction to the Maya people; cosmic balance – gods/goddesses and divine kingship; art; writing; timekeeping; and how the Maya culture is still with us today.

This experience is designed for grades 5 through 7, but also contains engaging content for younger students (grades 3 and 4), high school students and adults.

Dinosaur Hall

Meet Galeamopus and Torvosaurus, both of which are new to science. Learn what we know about the Jurassic environment from the plants and animals that lived alongside the dinosaurs. Experience how dinosaurs adapted to thrive in their environments. Make your own discoveries through careful observation and meet scientists and the tools they use to study fossils.

This experience is designed for grades 4 through 8, but also contains engaging content for younger students (grades 2 and 3), high school students and adults.

The Cave

Venture into our famous Cave exhibit for a look back in time to tell the story of limestone cave formation. From waterfalls and stalactites to fossils and troglobites, discover all the features in the Cave’s twists and turns. Meet cave residents, explore geology and see how environments change over time.

This experience is designed for grades 2 through 7, but also contains engaging content for 8th grade and high school students, and adults.

Public Landing

The Public Landing recreates a city built on innovation and determination with historic shopfronts, dynamic soundscapes and a peek inside the interior of an 1850s steamboat – the Queen of the West. Learn how Cincinnati is a city of immigrants and transplants, a city whose defining features are inspired by the diverse population who have called it home.

Shaping Our City: First Settlement to 1920

Venture through time to explore the Cincinnati region from before the 1700s to 1920. From canoes and flatboats, to steamboats and trains, to inclines and streetcars, discover how Cincinnati’s transportation story has changed and is still being written. Explore historic vehicles and objects, maps, photographs, media and interactive elements to see how Cincinnati’s urban design has both connected and divided the city and its people.

This experience is designed for grades 2 through high school, with engaging content for adults.

Coming soon:
Shaping Our City: 1920 to Today

Explore how rivers, rails and roads have shaped and defined our region over the centuries. Discover how geography can shape transportation and how roads can both connect and divide.

Pricing

Single experience: $75 per group (up to 30 participants)
2+ experiences (same field trip, multiple sessions or multiple field trips): $67.50 per experience

For virtual field trips and experiences from the Holocaust & Humanity Center, visit https://www.holocaustandhumanity.org/virtual-offerings/


Explore our other virtual offerings

VIRTUAL PROGRAMS-ON-WHEELS
CONVERSATIONS WITH AN EXPERT

Reservations for Virtual Field Trips and Experiences

Fill out a request form or call (513) 287-7021 Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., for more information or to book your program.

Virtual Field Trips Request Form

How to Navigate a Virtual Field Trip

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Educator's Guide

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.

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Thank You to Our Supporters

CMC’s virtual field trips were made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services grant CAGML-248047-OMLS-20. Additional support was provided by the Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile, Jr./U.S. Bank Foundation and the Robert C. & Adele R. Schiff Family Foundation.

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