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 one week (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: The Exhibition Tour I: 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: The Exhibition Tour II: 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.

Coming soon:
Shaping Our City

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/


Virtual Programs-on-Wheels

In-person connections not an option?  Bring CMC’s vibrant workshops live to your classroom (or class-ZOOM) via virtual connection.  CMC can supply the connection or present on a variety of platforms: please contact Val Horobik at vhorobik@cincymuseum.org to discuss program and connection options.

Early Childhood Programs-on-Wheels

(Pre K–K, 30 minutes, maximum 24 students and minimum age requirement of 3 years)

  • 3…2…1…Blastoff!
  • Dino Dig
  • Stuffee, the Amazing Anatomy Doll
Elementary & Secondary Programs-on-Wheels – Science

45 minutes, maximum 30 participants

  • Awesome Animal Adaptations (Grades K – 8)
  • Bats (Grades K – 8)
  • The Best of Biology (Grades 7 – 12)
  • Digging for Dinosaurs (Grades 1 – 4)
  • Incredible Insects (Grades K – 5)
  • Tour the Solar System (Grades 3 – 6)
Elementary & Secondary Programs-on-Wheels – Social Studies

45 minutes, maximum 30 participants

  • Lotions, Potions and Strange Notions (Grades 3 – 6)
  • Coming to America (Grades 3 – 8)
  • Impact of Inventions (Grades 2 – 6)
  • One World Many Cultures (Grades K – 4)
Pricing

Virtual Early Childhood: $125 per program
Virtual Primary/Secondary: $140 per program


Conversations with an Expert

Invite a Cincinnati Museum Center science or history curator, a librarian from the Cincinnati History Library and Archives or other expert to a virtual conversation with your students! We can connect classrooms with experts in archaeology, zoology, paleontology and Cincinnati history. Learn about their background, explore their research and study some of CMC’s collection objects.

Pricing

$75 for a live, 30-minute conversation

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.

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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