Exhibits-To-Go

From classrooms full of early learners ready to explore to inquisitive middle school students that are eager to test scientific theories, the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery's Exhibits-To-Go programming allows professional Museum educators to bring hands-on science into your classroom or community center.

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Review descriptions of our Exhibits-To-Go classes below, listed by age/grade, then book your program online or by phone.

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E-mail Education@BoonshoftMuseum.org or contact the Boonshoft Museum Education Department 937–275–7431, ext. 125 to speak directly to our friendly staff.

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In-School Progam Fees
Daytime: $155 per program; $145 for each additional program (per day)

Preschool & Pre-K Groups:
Animal Programs are 30-45 minutes, with a maximum* of 30 students per program.
All other programs are 45 minutes, with a maximum* of 25 students per program.

All Other Groups:
Animal Programs are 45-60 minutes, with a maximum* of 50 students per program.
All other programs are 60 minutes, with a maximum* of 30 students per program.

*Note: Classes that exceed these participant numbers will be subject to fees, up to the cost of an additional program.

Mileage Fees
There are NO mileage fees for programs located within 25 miles of the Boonshoft Museum. Locations between 26-40 from the Museum are subject to a $2/mile fee for mileage beyond the initial 25 miles. For the safety and well-being of our animal ambassadors, the Boonshoft Museum will no longer transport them beyond the 40 mile limit.

Want more options, like group rates or a class experience at the Museum? Explore other programs and classes.

     

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Preschool (3 - 5 years old)

Early learning is paramount for the world's youngest minds, especially when it comes to science. Introducing young children to concepts that encourage exploration and cultivate curiosity can be the kick-off to a lifetime of academic success.

The following Exhibits-To-Go classes are created specifically for early learners and provide the perfect opportunity for students to get a unique, hands-on experience with professional educators who specialize in delivering science-centric material to your youngest scientists!

Earth & Space Science

StarLab--Our mobile planetarium!
Explore the wonders of the night sky and pique students' interest in astronomy by bringing StarLab to your school or community center. Help your students enhance the observational and exploratory skills deemed necessary for today's students to create tomorrow's work force by the Ohio Revised Science Content standards. 
For more information, visit our StarLab page here.

Health

Hop, Wiggle & Roll
Students will see how to brighten their day with colorful foods and fun loving exercise. With direction from the Children's Medical Center, this class will help students learn to make healthy choices for a healthy body.
Standards: ELDS: Approaches Toward Learning, Physical Well-being; Health Education: K-6 health education standards ORC 3313.60

Life Science

Animals Alive
Let us bring our Education animals to you, so students can get up close and personal at your school or community gathering. Learn about the behaviors and habitats of some of our adorable, cuddley, creepy, and crawly animals. Programs are conservation-based, and explain how important each of these creatures is to the environment. Learn more.
Standards: K.LS.1, K.LS.2, K.PS.1,1.LS.1, 1.LS.2, 2.LS.1, 2.LS.2, 3.LS.1, 3.LS.2, 3.LS.3, 4.LS.1, 5.LS.1, 5.LS.2, 7.LS.1, 7.LS.2

Creek in the Classroom -- New!
Our world is covered in water. It can be as big as an ocean or as small as a backyard creek. In this program students will get to explore a creek without stepping foot out of their classroom.  Using age appropriate activities, students will learn about what kinds of organisms live in a creek, how waterways form, how they can get polluted, and how we can help keep those areas clean.  
Standards: ELDS: Approaches Toward Learning, Physical Well-being, K.ESS.1, K.LS.1, K.LS.2, K.PS.1

Honeybees a Buzzin'
What are insects and why are they so important? Learn about insects through active investigation and discuss their characteristics and life cycle. This program will explore the domain of the marvelous honeybee to illustrate their value in our world.
Standards: ELDS: Approaches Towards Learning; K.LS.1, K.LS.2

Physical Science

All Hands on Science
Explore solids, liquids and gases as students get all hands into many different science experiments.
Standards: ELDS: Approaches Towards Learning, Physical Well-being; K.PS.1

Technology & Math

Science Tools and Measurement
Is a hammer the right tool to use to eat spaghetti? Is it a mile to the kitchen from your bedroom? Children want to know more about the world and be able to share what they have learned in ways others can understand. In this workshop students will learn that measurement units help us to talk about what we know and that the right tools to help us to do a job well and safely. Professional educators will lead hands-on experiments that allows students to do scientific tasks with the proper tools and to measure with unites that help to get answers others will understand.
Standards: ELDS: Approaches Towards Learning, Physical Well-being; K.PS.1

Kindergarten

Kindergarten is a special time for early learners filled with new scholastic experiences, from the structure of a daily routine to exploring a new subject matter. Kindergarten is also a crucial time for early learners to explore hands-on opportunities and develop problem-solving skills that will assist them throughout their academic career.

The following Exhibits-To-Go programs were developed to present science-related subject matter in such a way that early learners can make new discoveries through hands-on interaction and are able to interaction and question Museum professionals.

Earth & Space Science

StarLab--Our mobile planetarium!
Explore the wonders of the night sky and pique students' interest in astronomy by bringing StarLab to your school or community center. Help your students enhance the observational and exploratory skills deemed necessary for today's students to create tomorrow's work force by the Ohio Revised Science Content standards. 
For more information, visit our StarLab page here.

Health

Hop, Wiggle & Roll
Students will see how to brighten their day with colorful foods and fun loving exercise. With direction from the Children's Medical Center, this class will help students learn to make healthy choices for a healthy body.
Standards: ELDS: Approaches Toward Learning, Physical Well-being; Health Education: K-6 health education standards ORC 3313.60

Life Science

Animals Alive
Let us bring our Education animals to you, so students can get up close and personal at your school or community gathering. Learn about the behaviors and habitats of some of our adorable, cuddley, creepy, and crawly animals. Programs are conservation-based, and explain how important each of these creatures is to the environment. Learn more.
Standards: K.LS.1, K.LS.2, K.PS.1,1.LS.1, 1.LS.2, 2.LS.1, 2.LS.2, 3.LS.1, 3.LS.2, 3.LS.3, 4.LS.1, 5.LS.1, 5.LS.2, 7.LS.1, 7.LS.2

Creek in the Classroom -- New!
Our world is covered in water. It can be as big as an ocean or as small as a backyard creek. In this program students will get to explore a creek without stepping foot out of their classroom.  Using age appropriate activities, students will learn about what kinds of organisms live in a creek, how waterways form, how they can get polluted, and how we can help keep those areas clean.  
Standards: ELDS: Approaches Toward Learning, Physical Well-being, K.ESS.1, K.LS.1, K.LS.2, K.PS.1

Honeybees a Buzzin'
What are insects and why are they so important? Learn about insects through active investigation and discuss their characteristics and life cycle. This program will explore the domain of the marvelous honeybee to illustrate their value in our world.
Standards: ELDS: Approaches Towards Learning; K.LS.1, K.LS.2

Physical Science

All Hands on Science
Explore solids, liquids and gases when students get both hands into many different science experiments.
Standards: ELDS: Approaches Towards Learning, Physical Well-being; K.PS.1

Technology & Math

Robotics
Robots are taking over the Museum! Join educators at the Boonshoft to get started on your robotics education. Students will learn basic build techniques and try their hand at simple programming tasks.
Standards: 1. PS.1, 1.PS.2, 2. PS.1, 3.PS.3, 4.PS.2, 5.PS.1; Technology: Society and Technology: Topic 1, 3; Design and Technology: Topic 1, 3

Science Tools and Measurement
Is a hammer the right tool to use to eat spaghetti? Is it a mile to the kitchen from your bedroom? Children want to know more about the world and be able to share what they have learned in ways others can understand. In this workshop, students will learn that measurement units help us to talk about what we know and that the right tools to help us to do a job well and safely. Professional educators will lead hands-on experiments that allow students to do scientific tasks with the proper tools and to measure with units that help tot answers others will understand.
Standards: ELDS: Approaches Towards Learning, Physical Well-being; K.PS.1

Grades 1-3

Elementary school is a critical time when children start to embrace and feel challenged by subjects they explore in their classrooms. With experienced educators who use tools that aren't typically seen in classrooms, to subject matter that actively engages students and sparks inquiry, Exhibits-To-Go and Workshop programming is crafted specifically for elementary school students.

Life Science

Animals Alive
Let us bring our Education animals to you, so students can get up close and personal at your school or community gathering. Learn about the behaviors and habitats of some of our adorable, cuddley, creepy, and crawly animals. Programs are conservation-based, and explain how important each of these creatures is to the environment. Learn more.
Standards: K.LS.1, K.LS.2, K.PS.1,1.LS.1, 1.LS.2, 2.LS.1, 2.LS.2, 3.LS.1, 3.LS.2, 3.LS.3, 4.LS.1, 5.LS.1, 5.LS.2, 7.LS.1, 7.LS.2

Webs of Life
Explore the basic needs of organisms and their role in the environment, learn how organisms interact with one another, and trace the connections to form food webs. Take a closer look at these interactions through owl pellet dissection.
Standards: K.PS.1, 1.LS.1, 3.LS.3, 4.LS.1, 5.LS.1, 5.LS.2, 7.LS.1, 7.LS.2

Earth & Space Science

Mineral Detectives
Become a mineral specialist by identifying characteristics like shine and hardness. Students will discover the many uses and purposes of the Earth's geological wonders while getting touching real mineral specimens.
Standards: K.CC.3, 3.ESS.1, 6.ESS.1, 6.ESS.2, 6.ESS.3, 6.ESS.5

StarLab--Our mobile planetarium!
Explore the wonders of the night sky and pique students' interest in astronomy by bringing StarLab to your school or community center. Help your students enhance the observational and exploratory skills deemed necessary for today's students to create tomorrow's work force by the Ohio Revised Science Content standards. 
For more information, visit our StarLab page here.

T.R.A.S.H. [Take Responsible Action at School and Home]
Students will learn about where our trash goes, what can be recycled, ways to reuse materials, and how they can help. This program is math focused to emphasize the impact our actions have on our world over time. This program is brought to you with assistance from the Montgomery County Solid Waste District.
Standards: 1.PS.1, 3.ESS.1, 3.ESS.2, 3.ESS.3, 4.LS.1, 1.OA.5, 1.OA.7, 1.NBT.1, 1.NBT.4, 1.NBT.5, 1.NBT.6, 1.MD.4, 1.MD.1, 2.OA.1, 2.OA.2, 2.OA.3, 2.OA.4, 2.NBT.1, 2.NBT.2, 2.NBT.5, 2.NBT.8, 2.MD.10, 3.OA.1, 3.OA.3, 3.NF.1, 3.MD.3, 4.OA.1, 4.OA.2, 4.NF.1, 4.NF.5, 4.NF.6, 4.MD.1, 4.MD.2, 4.MD.4, 5NBT.1, 5.NBT.2, 5.NBT.5, 5.NBT.7, 5.MD.1, 5.MD.2, 6.RP.1, 6.NS.3, 6.SP.2

Health

Food, Fitness and Fun
Students will see how to brighten their day with colorful foods and experience fun aspects of eating, exercise, and a healthy lifestyle. With direction from the Children's Medical Center, this class will alert the students to an alarming trend in America – obesity. Proper food choices, portion control, and exercise will be offered as solutions to this problem.
Standards: Health Education: K-6 health education standards ORC 3313.60; 5.LS.2

Physical Science

Attraction Action
Students will investigate the phenomenon of magnetism. Students will move objects in many different ways using magnetic force.
Standards: 1.PS.2, 2.PS.1, 3.PS.3, 4.PS.2

Energy
What is energy? How does it change? What are the different forms of energy? Students discover the answers to these questions and more through hands on experiments and fun demonstrations.
Standards: 1.ESS.1, 3.ESS.2, 3.PS.3, 4.PS.2, 5.PS.2, 6.PS.2, 6.PS.3

Matter
Matter, matter everywhere! Fun experiments and demonstrations captivate students as they explore the different states of matter and what causes them to change.
Standards: K.PS.1, 1.PS.1, 3.PS.1, 3.PS.2, 4.PS.1, 4.PS.2, 6.PS.1, 6.PS.2

Motion
Hands-on experimentation will bring the concepts of force and motion to life. Students will use different forces to move objects in a variety of ways. Students will also investigate how forces such as friction and gravity change the motion of objects.
Standards: 1.PS.1, 1.PS.2, 2.PS.1, 3.PS.3, 5.PS.1, 6.PS.3, 6.PS.4

Technology & Math

Robotics
Robots are taking over the Museum! Join educators at the Boonshoft to get started on your robotics education. Students will learn basic build techniques and try their hand at simple programming tasks.
Standards: 1. PS.1, 1.PS.2, 2. PS.1, 3.PS.3, 4.PS.2, 5.PS.1; Technology: Society and Technology: Topic 1, 3; Design and Technology: Topic 1, 3

Grades 4-6

Elementary school is a critical time when children start to embrace and feel challenged by subjects they explore in their classrooms. With experienced educators who use tools that aren't typically seen in classrooms, to subject matter that actively engages students and sparks inquiry, Exhibits-To-Go and Workshop programming is crafted specifically for elementary school students.

Life Sciences

Animals Alive
Let us bring our Education animals to you, so students can get up close and personal at your school or community gathering. Learn about the behaviors and habitats of some of our adorable, cuddley, creepy, and crawly animals. Programs are conservation-based, and explain how important each of these creatures is to the environment. Learn more.
Standards: K.LS.1, K.LS.2, K.PS.1,1.LS.1, 1.LS.2, 2.LS.1, 2.LS.2, 3.LS.1, 3.LS.2, 3.LS.3, 4.LS.1, 5.LS.1, 5.LS.2, 7.LS.1, 7.LS.2

Genetics (formerly Genetics and Heredity)
Thomas Hunt Morgan won the Nobel Prize for his discoveries that help us better understand heredity. In this program students will develop new crosses to show linkage, discover sex-linked traits and mutations as they experience working as geneticists. Please schedule at least one month in advance to ensure adequate specimens.
Standards: 6.LS.1, 6.LS.2, 6.LS.3, 6.LS.4, 8.LS.1, 8.LS.2, 8.LS.3, B.H.1, B.H.2, B.H.3, B.H.4, B.H.5, B.E.1, B.E.2, B.DI.1, B.C.1, B.C.2

Paleontologist: Finding Fossil Evidence
How do scientists know about thinks that lived so long ago: This program introduces geologic time and the methods scientists use to determine when things happened and how old they are!
Standards: 1.LS.2, 2.LS.1, 2.LS.2, 3.ESS.1, 4.LS.2, 8.ESS.4, 8.LS.1, 8.LS.2

Earth & Space Science

Mineral Detectives
Become a mineral detective by investigating the shine, colors and hardness of common stones. Discover the many uses and find out why we need to have all those minerals lying around.
Standards: K.CC.3, 3.ESS.1, 6.ESS.1, 6.ESS.2, 6.ESS.3, 6.ESS.5

StarLab--Our mobile planetarium!
Explore the wonders of the night sky and pique students' interest in astronomy by bringing StarLab to your school or community center. Help your students enhance the observational and exploratory skills deemed necessary for today's students to create tomorrow's work force by the Ohio Revised Science Content standards. 
For more information, visit our StarLab page here.

T.R.A.S.H. [Take Responsible Action at School and Home]
Students will learn about where our trash goes, what can be recycled, ways to reuse materials, and how they can help. This program is math focused to emphasize the impact our actions have on our world over time. This program is brought to you with assistance from the Montgomery County Solid Waste District.
Standards: 1.PS.1, 3.ESS.1, 3.ESS.2, 3.ESS.3, 4.LS.1, 1.OA.5, 1.OA.7, 1.NBT.1, 1.NBT.4, 1.NBT.5, 1.NBT.6, 1.MD.4, 1.MD.1, 2.OA.1, 2.OA.2, 2.OA.3, 2.OA.4, 2.NBT.1, 2.NBT.2, 2.NBT.5, 2.NBT.8, 2.MD.10, 3.OA.1, 3.OA.3, 3.NF.1, 3.MD.3, 4.OA.1, 4.OA.2, 4.NF.1, 4.NF.5, 4.NF.6, 4.MD.1, 4.MD.2, 4.MD.4, 5NBT.1, 5.NBT.2, 5.NBT.5, 5.NBT.7, 5.MD.1, 5.MD.2, 6.RP.1, 6.NS.3, 6.SP.2

Webs of Life
Explore the basic needs of organisms and their role in the environment. Students learn how animals interact with one another and trace the connections to form food webs. Predator-prey relationships are demonstrated with an owl pellet dissection in this experience.
Standards: K.PS.1, 1.LS.1, 3.LS.3, 4.LS.1, 5.LS.1, 5.LS.2, 7.LS.1, 7.LS.2

Health

Food, Fitness and Fun
Students will see how to brighten their day with colorful foods and experience fun aspects of eating, exercise and a healthy lifestyle. With direction from the Children's Medical Center, this class will alert the students to an alarming trend in America – obesity. Proper food choices, portion control and exercise will be offered as solutions to this problem.
Standards: Health Education: K-6 health education standards ORC 3313.60; 5.LS.2

Physical Science

Attraction Action
Students will investigate the phenomenon of magnetism. Hands-on experimentation will help students understand how magnets both repel and attract. Students will also use magnets to sort objects based upon physical properties such as color and shape.
Standards: 1.PS.2, 2.PS.1, 3.PS.3, 4.PS.2

Energy
What is energy? How does it change? What are the different forms of energy? Students discover the answers to these questions and more through hands on experiments and fun demonstrations.
Standards: 1.ESS.1, 3.ESS.2, 3.PS.3, 4.PS.2, 5.PS.2, 6.PS.2, 6.PS.3

Matter
Matter, matter everywhere! Fun experiments and demonstrations captivate students as they explore the different states of matter and what causes them to change.
Standards: K.PS.1, 1.PS.1, 3.PS.1, 3.PS.2, 4.PS.1, 4.PS.2, 6.PS.1, 6.PS.2

Motion
Hands-on experiments will bring the concepts of force and motion to life. Students will use different forces to move objects in a variety of ways. Students will also investigate how forces such as friction and gravity change the motion of objects.
Standards: 1.PS.1, 1.PS.2, 2.PS.1, 3.PS.3, 5.PS.1, 6.PS.3, 6.PS.4Grades 7-12 & Life-Long Learners

Grades 7-12 & Life-Long Learners

Hands-on learning shouldn't stop as you get older! Children in middle school, high school, and beyond can always benefit from fresh, new hands-on activities that promote problem solving, teamwork, and science education.

Life Science

Animals Alive
Let us bring our Education animals to you, so students can get up close and personal at your school or community gathering. Learn about the behaviors and habitats of some of our adorable, cuddley, creepy, and crawly animals. Programs are conservation-based, and explain how important each of these creatures is to the environment. Learn more.
Standards: K.LS.1, K.LS.2, K.PS.1,1.LS.1, 1.LS.2, 2.LS.1, 2.LS.2, 3.LS.1, 3.LS.2, 3.LS.3, 4.LS.1, 5.LS.1, 5.LS.2, 7.LS.1, 7.LS.2

Paleontologist: Finding Fossil Evidence
How do scientists know about thinks that lived so long ago: This program introduces geologic time and the methods scientists use to determine when things happened and how old they are!
Standards: 1.LS.2, 2.LS.1, 2.LS.2, 3.ESS.1, 4.LS.2, 8.ESS.4, 8.LS.1, 8.LS.2

Genetics (formerly Genetics and Heredity)
Thomas Hunt Morgan won the Nobel Prize for his discoveries that help us better understand heredity. In this program students will develop new crosses to show linkage, discover sex-linked traits and mutations as they experience working as geneticists. Please schedule at least one month in advance to ensure adequate specimens.
Standards: 6.LS.1, 6.LS.2, 6.LS.3, 6.LS.4, 8.LS.1, 8.LS.2, 8.LS.3, B.H.1, B.H.2, B.H.3, B.H.4, B.H.5, B.E.1, B.E.2, B.DI.1, B.C.1, B.C.2

Earth & Space Science

StarLab--Our mobile planetarium!
Explore the wonders of the night sky and pique students' interest in astronomy by bringing StarLab to your school or community center. Help your students enhance the observational and exploratory skills deemed necessary for today's students to create tomorrow's work force by the Ohio Revised Science Content standards. 
For more information, visit our StarLab page here.

Water Quality
View the Earth from a new perspective as we uncover important global issues. Students will participate in hands-on activities that allow them to make connections between the Earth and human health. Your students will develop an understanding of how their actions affect us all and how we can improve environmental conditions.
Standards: 7.ESS.3, 7.LS.1, 7.LS.2, ENV.ER.2, ENV.ER.3, ENV.ER.4, PG.ER.1, PG.ER.2, PG.ER.3, ENV.GP.2, ENV.GP.3, ENV.GP.5, ENV.GP.6


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