School Group Tours
Here you will find quick information on our educational offerings and how to book a school group tour. While visiting The Children’s Museum of Cleveland your students will engage in a variety of open-ended creative learning environments. We are excited to offer this resource!
How It Works:
A Group Tour is 90 minutes of hands-on dramatic play which includes an educational introduction and wrap-up. Tour groups typically visit three exhibit areas,, however The Museum now offers NEW FLEXIBILITY in scheduling to include one, two and three exhibit tours.
- Three Exhibit Tour (30 minutes per exhibit)
(Maximum of 90 children)
- Two Exhibit Tour (45 minutes per exhibit)
Comparison tour between Centuries of Childhood: An American Story and Bridges to Our Community. Museum Educators will help children make connections between long ago and today by exploring the Centuries of Childhood exhibit focusing on changes in Community and Communication throughout history, then discovering how our community looks today in the Bridges to Our Community exhibit. (Maximum of 60 children)
- One Exhibit Tour (45 minutes) and choice of Extention Activity (45 minutes)
Educator-guided tour of the Centuries of Childhood: An American Story exhibit and a choice of one of the following extention activities. (Maximum of 60 children) Possible extentions include:
- Living off the Land – Learn about how Onatah and the Iroquois Nation used the land and natural resources to make clothing, tools and shelter. Students will have the chance to try their hand at basket weaving and participate in an activity to figure out how a deer skin can become a moccasin.
- Learning in the Colonial Period –Students will hear Gregory’s story of leaving home and becoming a Blacksmith’s apprentice. Then educators will lead the class in experiencing different trades as well as making a hornbook to take home.
- Life on the Oregon Trail – Follow the story of Clara, a child from 1840 as she prepares for life on the Oregon Trail. Students will help pack the wagon for the long trip west, making decisions about what to leave behind and what they will need to take.
- Arriving in America – Experience what Jacob, an immigrant boy in 1904, found when he arrived at Ellis Island. Students will re-enact meeting the immigration inspector, discover the symbolism on the Statue of Liberty and find out what life was like for immigrants in Cleveland.
- The Great Migration – Travel from South to North with Michael in 1943. Using the paintings of Jacob Lawrence to visualize life for African American people during The Great Migration. Uncover the reasons why so many families moved to the North and what life was like when they arrived. Students will mimic Jacob Lawrence’s unique style to represent the Great Migration.
Our Group Tour Coordinator will work with you to determine which schedule best meets your needs.Please contact: Lisa Merk, School Group Tour Coordinator Phone: 216.791.7114 x18 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Standards Alignment (More coming soon)
Supplemental School Resources (coming soon)