Bring the Museum to Your Classroom!
The Children’s Museum of Cleveland (CMC) offers Outreach Programs. We bring the museum to you! Enjoy the hands-on inquiry based learning experiences of CMC at your site. Our educators facilitate the programs which promote problem solving, critical thinking and creativity – the skills needed for 21st century learning. Select from a variety of programs listed, which align with Ohio Learning and Common Core Standards.
Age appropriateness : 3-7 years old
25 children maximum
Programs may be available for larger groups at a higher cost.
Mileage: Additional cost for travel outside of Cuyahoga County may apply.
"Our partnership with the Children’s Museum of Cleveland (CMC) has been a wonderful experience. The STEAM based lessons enhance our classroom curriculum and provide students with hands-on learning activities they love. We are thankful for the outreach program which brings the magic of the CMC into our classroom."
Malinda Rohrabaugh, M.Ed.
Educator: Intervention Specialist, Preschool
4 Program Themes
Colors, Prisms and Rainbows
Can you find the end of the rainbow? Use prisms to separate light into the colors of the rainbow. Mix and filter colors using scientific equipment such as test tubes and pipettes. Observe how sun beads change colors when exposed to ultraviolet rays! Make your own UV bracelet to take home as a sun safe reminder and fashion statement!
Why are animals different? Students will explore different parts of animals in a hands-on activity as they decide how each animal uses each trait/physical feature. Students will hear a story about different animal adaptations and why the trait would be helpful or not depending on the animal. Finally, students will apply what they learned as they create their own clay animals.
Race Into Space
Discover how the universe and our solar system were made. Students will simulate the Big Bang Theory with balloons, hear a story about the formation of the universe, and design their own planet to take home.
Ready, messy masterpieces begin! Children will learn about painter Claude Monet and Impressionism by viewing a sample of this work and hearing a story. Children will then create their own version of Monet’s “Water Lily Pond.”