These programs are appropriate for kids ages 6-14. Separate sessions are held for ages 6-9 and 10-14. All classes take place on Mondays from 10-11:30 a.m and noon-1:30 p.m. Programs will begin in September and continue through May.
Discover the delicate ecosystem of a cave and investigate the animals that live there. Meet one of the Cave Dwellers that call Museum Center home!
Evolution of Diversity
Investigate how land masses moved and shifted through time. Explore a timeline of major species evolution and extinction events. Learn about local ancient creatures, the habitat in which they lived, and their adaptations. Program includes an Ordovician period diorama and fossil specimens from museum collections.
Become a junior paleontologist and work with your team to discover fossils wrapped in a crate. Then investigate the properties and characteristics of the fossils to identify them.
Forces of Nature
Investigate seasonal weather patterns and natural phenomena in a hands-on way. Model the power of earthquakes, tornadoes, volcanoes, and lightning. Review the steps of the water cycle and understand the basics of seasonal weather.
Children Around the World
Compare your home and life to those of children around the world and participate in activities that highlight these unique cultures.
When Two Worlds Met
The North American fur trade connected people from two different worlds. Exchange furs, coins, and wampum for replica goods from a late 18th century trading post. Learn about the Battle of Fallen Timbers by stepping into roles as the signers of the Treaty of Greenville.
Become a junior museum zoologist! Learn all about some of the museum’s live animals, what they eat, where they live, and some of the history behind how they came to live at Cincinnati Museum Center. Here’s your chance to touch our wonderful animals from around the world.
Chemistry in Your Hands
Heat it up and cool it down! See and feel the evidence of physical versus chemical change. Watch your experiments change color as you create acids and bases. Learn chemistry basics and practice lab safety. Beware—the results you take home may be slimy!