Our Social Studies Learning Labs are specifically developed for students in grades 1 through 8. These labs are full of hands-on activities that integrate curriculum standards and give students a full learning experience.
Click here to see how our programs align with the Ohio Revised Academic Science and Social Studies Standards as well as the Next Generation Science Standards and National Social Studies Academic Standards.
Please Note: Because of the limited space during construction, Learning Labs will not be available after Memorial Day to make room for summer camps. Learning Labs will be available again in late August.
- Available Tuesday through Friday
- Labs begin on the hour and half hour at 9:30 a.m.
- 60 minutes
- Maximum of 30 students per lab.
- Advance reservation are required for all groups.
- Changing your scheduled activities .check-in will incur cancellation penalties. Call if your plans change.
- Book as far in advance as possible. Reservations for museum programs close two weeks out.
- Payment by credit card, check or purchase order is required two weeks in advance.
- Confirmation materials are emailed at the time of reservation.
Children Around the World (Pre/Post PDF)
Compare your home and life to those of children around the world and participate in activities that highlight these unique cultures.
Coming to America (Pre/Post PDF)
The 19th century brought people from all around the world to Cincinnati’s doorsteps. Explore factors that might influence an immigrant to leave their home and learn how these groups impacted our local community. Identify the push-and-pull factors that made the U.S. the Land of Opportunity and discover how these groups influenced Cincinnati’s rich cultural history.
AWARD WINNING! Mind Your Money 1-3 (Pre/Post PDF)
Review the value of money and master the concepts of earning, spending and saving by playing a board game that challenges you to use your allowance wisely. Prepare for future monetary decisions as you learn to create a budget.
AWARD WINNING! Mind Your Money 4-8 (Pre/Post PDF)
Discover some of Cincinnati’s early businesses and investigate how each earned, spent, saved and invested money. See how math and economics apply to our everyday lives and gain a better understanding of how money works.
Native American Lifestyles (Pre/Post PDF)
Gain a better understanding of southern Ohio’s earliest inhabitants and discover the tools, natural resources and skills that allowed them to survive. Transform into an archaeologist and investigate artifacts to help identify past cultures.
On the Trail with Lewis & Clark (Pre/Post PDF)
Take an imaginary trip with Lewis and Clark to explore President Jefferson’s recent acquisition of the Louisiana Purchase for the U.S. government. Find out how the purchase affected our country and discover the preparations and training necessary for the journey. Why were they going? What did they pack? What did they discover along the way? Answer these questions and more as we head out on our adventure.
The Archaeology of a Viking Burial
Perform a mock archaeological dig to uncover the grave goods of a person from the Viking era. Whose grave will you uncover? A Viking warrior? A woman of influence in the community? A trader of exotic goods? Work as a team to uncover artifacts, research and put together clues so you can share your discovery and the mysteries you've solved.
Uncovering Egypt (Pre/Post PDF)
Meet the science that allows us to unlock the secrets of past civilizations. Participate in hands-on demonstrations of archaeological techniques, explore a mock excavation site from Egypt and learn to identify a culture based on the artifacts discovered.