Outreach

Can’t make it to the museum? No problem! We will bring the museum to you with our exciting, educational, hands-on learning experiences.

Schedule one of our hands-on outreach programs!

Each of our outreach programs:

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  • Correlate to common core learning domains and next generation science standards.
  • Are appropriate for multiple grade levels.
  • Have adaptable time blocks for busy schedules.
  • Can be offered as a Family Fun Night to accommodate larger groups*.
  • Are a wonderful addition as either an introduction to a unit or to complement or enhance any curriculum/content area.

All programs are one hour unless otherwise indicated. 

  • Anatomy of a Story – Calling all aspiring writers! This program introduces students to the five basic elements of any great story. Your students will have a fun time mixing and matching the different elements of story as they work in a team to create their own dynamic piece of writing. (Best suited for ages K-3rd grade)
  • Budding Young Poets – Introduce you budding young writers to poetry. This program challenges your students to write an original poem as a class using descriptive vocabulary to describe their ideas, feeling and experiences. (Best suited for PreK- Kindergarten)
  • Build it Up – This program introduces students to the world of engineering, as well as, the Engineering
    Design Process. Students will begin to problem solve like an engineer as they propose and design a solution to solve a major dilemma and save the day! (Best suited for Pre K- 3rd grade)
  • Kids Who Code – This unique program uses hand-on activities to teach the fundamentals of coding. Students will learn about binary code, computational thinking, algorithms, and processing. Your students will then put their knowledge to the test when they are challenged to build a robot using Cubelets or magnetic blocks that when stuck together form the basis of a simple machine. (Best suited for Kindergarten- 3rd grade. No more than 25 students.)
  • Motion Madness – This physics program teaches students about motion through a series of hands-on experiments
    that test speed, friction, and other variables of force. Using the knowledge from these experiments, students are then challenged to build a roller coaster. (Best suited for K-4th grade)
  • Persuade an Audience – Welcome to the age of advertising! Students will be challenged to examine various ad designs
    and create a persuasive advertisement of their own! Can they persuade their fellow students that their product is marketable? (Best suited for 3rd- 5th grade)

All programs come with a pre-packet of materials from our Education department and activities are scaffolded based upon the class age to incorporate developmentally appropriate activities. 

Outreach Program Fees:

  • One Program: $140* 
  • Two + Programs: $125 per presentation
  • All outreach programs will incur a round trip travel fee
  • There is an additional fee for programs over 1 hour in length.

Call the museum at (518) 584-5540 and ask for our Education Director to schedule a program or email education@cmssny.org.