Virtual Field Trips & Experiences
Virtual Field Trips
Ready to explore our exhibits from school or home? Check out these virtual field trips that share up-close views of our featured and permanent exhibits. Available galleries include:
Dinosaur Hall (coming late 2020)
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.
Science Interactives Gallery, sponsored by P&G
Ever wondered how a tornado forms, how you can lift your weight, or what happens when push comes to pull? Explore simple machines, potential and kinetic energy, and how energy can move “unseen” through our world. Physical science has never been so fun!
The Cave (coming early 2021)
Investigate the world beneath us through 500 feet of winding passageways inside our replica limestone cave. Experience a waterfall, underground streams, a formation chamber and the bat enclosure, home to the Museum’s own big brown bat colony! Explore ecosystem connections and investigate how animals adapt to life underground.
Neil Armstrong Space Exploration Gallery, presented by the Harold C. Schott Foundation (coming spring 2021)
Ohio is a space state, with a proud aviation heritage. Meet the huge team of people who helped make that first “giant leap” to the moon and connect to Cincinnatian Neil Armstrong’s mission. Follow cultural connections to the stars, see beyond the visible spectrum into stunning images from space, engineer missions to Mars and beyond and learn why Earth is the perfect planet for humans.
Maya: The Exhibition
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.
An Unfinished Revolution: Women and the Vote
What does voting mean to you? 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the adoption of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution: "The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex." Explore how after decades of state-by-state and national advocacy, women nationwide obtained the constitutional right to legally vote.
Inspired by Nature: The Art and Activism of Charley Harper (coming spring 2021)
Beloved artist Charley Harper saw the natural world around him with empathy and whimsy, revealing the natural world through geometric reduction and imagining the similarities between human and wild animal behaviors in witty prose. Explore his artwork and how it challenges us to confront alarming issues threatening the Earth and its inhabitants, including global warming, water pollution and habitat destruction.
$75 single experience
$67.50 per experience when booking two or more
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss program and connection options.
Early Childhood Programs-on-Wheels
(Pre K–K, 45 minutes, maximum 24 students and minimum age requirement of 3 years)
- Dino Dig
- Snug as a Bug
- Stuffee, the Amazing Anatomy Doll
Elementary & Secondary Programs-on-Wheels – Science
60 minutes, maximum 30 participants.
- Awesome Animal Adaptations (Grades 1 – 8)
- Bats (Grades 1 – 8)
- The Best of Biology (Grades 7 – 12)
- Chemistry in Your Hands (Grades 3 – 7)
- Digging for Dinosaurs (Grades 1 – 4)
- Incredible Insects (Grades 1 – 5)
- Superheroes of STEMville (Grades 5 – 12)
- Tour the Solar System (Grades 3 – 6)
Elementary & Secondary Programs-on-Wheels – Social Studies
60 minutes, maximum 30 participants
- Lotions, Potions and Strange Notions (Grades 3 – 6)
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.
$75 for a live, 30-minute conversation