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Museum on the Road brings Port Discovery right to your classroom!

Museum on the Road brings Port Discovery educators and programs right to your classroom! 

We bring unique, hands-on art, music, STEM, and early literacy programs for Pre-Kindergarten through 5th grade students right to your classroom! Programs can be booked individually or as a series, and we offer interactive assembly programs, too!  All programs support Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards. 

Schedule a program today! Contact Barb Henschel at 410.864.2683 or bhenschel@portdiscovery.org

Assembly Programs

Circus Science

Grades: PreK-5th

Port Discovery’s professional knucklehead and silly scientist, Gregory May, will take your students on a tour of the scientific principles that make the circus work. As a former Ringling Brothers Circus performer, Gregory will use juggling, rolling globe walking, lasso spinning, and other feats of amazing silliness to explore Newton’s Laws, gyroscopic motion, center of gravity, and even sonic booms!

Program Length: 45 minutes | Group Size: 300 Students maximum

Classroom Programs: Visual Arts

Finland: All About the Print

Grades: PreK-5th

In this session, children will discover a Finnish method of textile creation with block printing.They will play a game that introduces Marimekko prints and learn a fantastical Finnish fairytale. Each student will learn firsthand how to make a block print and actually ink it onto fabric. 

Art Program Session Length: 60 minutes | Group Size: 30 student maximum

England: Stained Glass Stories

Grades: PreK-5th

Go back to a time when stories were written in glass! Students will explore how stained glass was used to tell stories to a largely illiterate population through a storytelling and a colorful game. Each participant will tell his or her own story by creating a stained glass inspired piece of art to take home.

Art Program Session Length: 60 minutes | Group Size: 30 student maximum

Beeswax Candles

Grades: PreK-3rd

Take a trip back to Colonial North America and discover what games and chores children had. Students will play a colonial game and share a story that illustrates the daily life of children in Colonial America. Students will create their own unique beeswax candle and learn about fire safety for home. 

Art Program Session Length: 60 minutes | Group Size: 30 student maximum

Stories Within a Quilt

Grades: 3rd-5th 

Through activities and literature, students will learn about both the evolution of African-American quilting and the parallel story of people who continually persevered and prevailed throughout American history. Students will then continue this rich cultural tradition and story by creating their own story quilt square with individual, family, or community themes.

Art Program Session Length: 60 minutes | Group Size: 30 student maximum

Incan Companion Dolls

Grades: 2nd-5th

A traditional art created for Incan children, the Incan Companion Doll is someone you can tell all your secrets to and keep with you. They’ll never tell and they’re always there for you. Participants will create their very own doll and learn about some of the trickster tales that have been handed down from generation to generation.

Art Program Session Length: 60 minutes | Group Size: 30 student maximum

Classroom Programs: STEM

Electrical Circuits

Grades: 2nd-5th

This electrifying program introduces young scientists to the power of electricity. Students will learn about how electricity is generated, how it travels, and how it is used. Then, students will use teamwork to create electrical circuits that turn on light bulbs, fan motors, play music, and more!

STEM Program Session Length: 60 minutes | Group Size: 30 student maximum

Owl Pellet Dissection

Grades: PreK-4th

In this EcoKids session, children learn about food chains and the importance of predators and prey in an ecosystem through an interactive story and games. Then, students will discover the diet of a barn owl by dissecting an owl pellet, studying and identifying animal bones.

STEM Program Session Length: 60 minutes | Group Size: 30 student maximum

The Perfect Slime 2.0

Grades: PreK-5th

Budding young engineers can don their lab coats and goggles while creating the perfect slime. Everyday, engineers experiment with different chemicals to design new products or make existing ones better. Students will work to perfect Port Discovery’s New 20th Birthday slime formula through creative experimentation.

STEM Program Session Length: 60 minutes | Group Size: 30 student maximum

Baggie Science

Grades: 2nd-5th

In this session, students will first be amazed by the erupting explosion of elephant toothpaste! Then, though a series of experiments students will determine which two ingredients combine and cause the different products of several chemical reactions- heat, color, and gas.

STEM Program Session Length: 60 minutes | Group Size: 30 student maximum

States of Matter

Grades: PreK-3rd

Students will discuss the three states of matter, solids, liquids, and gasses and use their whole bodies to demonstrate how molecules behave in these three states. Through a variety of hands-on experiments, students will be wowed as a solid and a liquid create a gas, as bar of soap “explodes” by heating gas molecules, and as they create solid “worms” by mixing two liquids together.
 

STEM Program Session Length: 60 minutes | Group Size: 30 student maximum

Classroom Programs: Early Literacy & Social Emotional Programs

Mother Goose on the Loose

Grades: PreK and Kindergarten

This interactive educational program is designed to foster early literacy skills in young children. The session is led by a trained Early Childhood educator. Children will participate in a variety of nursery rhyme activities using songs, puppets, books, and musical instruments to foster speech development, motor coordination, self-confidence, and sensitivity to others. To learn more about this award-winning program, visit www.mgol.net.

Program Length: 45 minutes | Group Size: 30 students maximum

Yogi Masters

Grades: PreK – 1st

This interactive session is designed to enhance flexibility, strength, coordination, and body awareness. In addition, concentration and sense of calmness and relaxation improves. Through stories, games, breathing and stretching exercises students will learn about listening, following directions and how Yoga can help them relax and focus.

Program Length: 45 minutes | Group Size: 30 students maximum

Series Programs for Classrooms

Series programs expand upon student learning by bringing five classroom programs to your students. Each session builds on the last, giving students an in-depth experience!

Series Programs: Visual Arts

Textiles Around the World - 5 Sessions

Grades: 1st-5th

Textiles Around the World introduces students to the unique art and culture from four countries around the world: Japan, Indonesia, Finland, and Nigeria. Each session focuses on one country at a time teaching the students about different cultural aspects of each country. Students play games, listen to stories and create experimental art pieces to take home as they learn about the traditions of textiles throughout the world.

Program Session Length : 60 minute sessions | Group Size: 30 student maximum

Art of the Write Type Series - 5 Sessions

Grades: 1st-5th

Take a trip around the world as we discover different ways writing has developed through time. From making Chinese scrolls to learning how the ancient Mesopotamians signed contracts, from soaring cathedrals and the stained glass stories they told, to learning about typesetting,
children will explore and experience unique cultures as well as hone their fine motor skills as they artistically travel through time.

Program Session Length : 60 minute sessions | Group Size: 30 student maximum

Art of the Americas - 5 Sessions

Grades: 1st-5th

This series offers students the opportunity to travel in time to discover the visual arts and cultural traditions of pan America. This program is filled with games, stories and art making, including Incan companion dolls, colonial candle making, quilt square design, as well as
Guatemalan mirrors.

Program Session Length : 60 minute sessions | Group Size: 30 student maximum

Series Programs: STEM

EcoKids! Series - 5 Sessions

Grades: K-4th

During Ecokids, children are given the opportunity to explore the world around them, how it works, and how it relates to them through hand-on projects, games, and books. Students discover animals adaptions, create their own mini terrarium, dissect an owl pellet and more!

Program Session Length: 60 minute Sessions | Group Size: 30 student maximum

Everyday Engineers Series - 5 Sessions

Grades: 1st-5th

Budding engineers explore the fields of civil, electrical, mechanical, chemical, and aerospace engineering through various engineering challenges. Students create gum drop structures, design electrical circuits, build catapults, experiment with slime, and launch satellites, all while studying a variety of scientific topics.

Program Session Length: 60 minute Sessions | Group Size: 30 student maximum

Primarily Primates Series - 4 Sessions

Grades: 2nd -5th

Stepping into the shoes of primatologist Jane Goodall, students explore the wonderful world of primates. Students learn about animal classification, use media to observe primate behaviors, and create their own binoculars to explore the world around them. Through an engineering challenge, participants learn firsthand about a characteristic that sets primates apart from other animals, their
ability to create and use of tools.

Program Session Length: 60 minute Sessions | Group Size: 30 student maximum

CheMysteries Series - 4 Sessions

Grades: 2nd -5th

This series provides students with the opportunity to gear up with lab coats, goggles, and gloves, and pick up the magnifying glass to examine chemistry’s most fascinating mysteries. Through hands-on problem solving and experimentation, young chemists will be wowed through the states of matter, mixtures, chemical reactions and the discoveries that await.

Program Session Length: 60 minute Sessions | Group Size: 30 student maximum

Series Program: Early Literacy & Social Emotional Programs

Mother Goose on the Loose Series - 5 Sessions

Grades: PreK and Kindergarten

This interactive educational series program is designed to foster early literacy skills in young children. Sessions are led by a trained Early Childhood educator. Children will participate in a variety of nursery rhyme activities using songs, puppets, books, and musical instruments to foster speech development, motor coordination, self-confidence, and sensitivity to others. In the Mother Goose on the Loose series, sessions build upon the last and include repetition to enhance learning. To learn more about this award-winning program, visit www.mgol.net.

Program Length: 45 minute each | Group Size: 30 students maximum

Book a Program for Your Classroom! 

Contact us for more information about the experiences Port Discovery educators can bring right to your classroom! Contact Barb Henschel at 410.864.2683 or bhenschel@portdiscovery.org.  Discounts are available when booking multiple programs and series. 

Scheduling Programs for Your Classroom

Hours

Programs delivered to your classroom are offered Monday through Friday from 10am  to 3pm . For availability on weekends, after school, or other hours, please contact us! 

Costs

Fees vary by program. Individual classroom sessions start at just $200. Series programs (including 4+ sessions for your classroom) start at $800. Discounts are available when booking multiple programs and sessions. 

Please note: Pricing is based on programs booked as individual sessions. Additional fees may be charged for programs scheduled on
weekends, outside of regular operating hours, and/or located more than 30 miles from museum. Pricing may vary when more than 20 individual sessions and/or 4 series are booked by one organization/group. Discounts may also apply.

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