Traveling Programs

Bring the fun to you!

2014  Summer Library  Meredith1

The educators at the Children's Museum of New Hampshire are hitting the road!

We want to be a resource to you! We have outreach programs for groups of 25, 50, and 100 children, that will bring our high-quality, curriculum-based programs right into your classroom.


Groups of up to 25 children

RATES:
The cost per session is $175. Additional sessions, at the same venue, can be booked for $125 per session when booking the same program topic.


PAYMENT:
Program requires a $50 deposit at the time of booking. The full balance is due two weeks prior to the program.


BOOKING MULTIPLE SESSIONS:
Multiple sessions, for the same program, on the same day, may be booked in advance. There must be at least 15 minutes in-between sessions to clean up and reset.


TRAVEL BEYOND 20 MILES:
A fee of $.50 will be charged per mile for programs beyond a 20 mile radius of the museum.

Your Institution should provide the following for any Traveling Program:

  • An all purpose room with comfortable seating for all participants. All sessions MUST take place in the same room.
  • Tables are strongly preferred to children working on the floor, chairs are not necessary.
  • 1 long 6 foot table or 2 smaller tables for display items
  • A Teacher and one additional volunteer per 25 children at the program
  • Access to sink for clean up (depending upon type of program)
  • 2-4 waste baskets

  • PROGRAM LENGTH:
    Each class session will last approximately 45 minutes in length. Max: 4 programs per day.


    GENERAL SCHEDULE:

  • 15-minute introduction to the topic
  • 25 minutes of hands-on activities
  • 10-minute wrap up & clean up
  • Please Contact or To Book--
    Meredith Lamothe, Early Childhood and Literacy Coordinator
    meredith@childrens-museum.org
    603.742.2002 Ext 111—Monday-Friday 9am-5pm


    FISH PRINTING
    Grade: PreK-5
    Learn about the ancient Japanese art of fish printing "Gyotaku." Understand how it was used hundreds of years ago. Explore this traditional art form by creating your own fabric fish print to take home.


    SIMPLE MACHINES
    Grade: 1-4
    What is a simple machine? How does it work to make jobs easier? Identify the six simple machines and find examples of each in the museum and from our everyday surroundings. Students will then collaborate in small groups to create something that looks like or works like a simple machine.


    NOCTURNAL ANIMALS
    Grades: K-5
    This lesson introduces students to the wonders of New England's nocturnal animals. Why do these animals stay awake at night and sleep during the day? What special senses do owls have to help catch their prey in the dark? These questions and more will be explored and answered. Students will also participate in an interactive dissecting owl pellet activity and an animal sounds guessing game.


    RIVER BUILDERS
    Grades: 1-5
    (45 minute version) Discover the many creatures that build along and within the river. From beavers to caddisflies to osprey, and even humans, students will learn about the variety of materials used to build their creations and how the river ecosystem supports these unique builders.


    BIOLUMINESCENCE
    Grades: 1-5
    This lesson introduces students to the deepest darkest sections of the ocean and the amazing creatures that live—and glow there! Students will learn about bioluminescent sea creatures and how they survive in their deep sea environment. This program has vibrant images, videos, fascinating information and ends with a glowing sea creature matching game!Schools MUST provide access to a video projector and computer for this traveling program.

    Related standards available upon request.

    Groups of up to 50 children

    RATES:
    The cost per session is $210/first program. Additional sessions, at the same venue, can be booked for $160 per session when booking the same program topic.


    PAYMENT:
    Program requires a $50 deposit at the time of booking. The full balance is due two weeks prior to the program.


    BOOKING MULTIPLE SESSIONS:
    Multiple sessions, for the same program, on the same day, may be booked in advance. There must be at least 15 minutes in-between sessions to clean up and reset.


    TRAVEL BEYOND 20 MILES:
    A fee of $.50 will be charged per mile for programs beyond a 20 mile radius of the museum.

    Your Institution should provide the following for any Traveling Program:

  • An all purpose room with comfortable seating for all participants. All sessions MUST take place in the same room.
  • Tables are strongly preferred to children working on the floor, chairs are not necessary.
  • 1 long 6 foot table or 2 smaller tables for display items
  • A Teacher and one additional volunteer per 25 children at the program
  • Access to sink for clean up (depending upon type of program)
  • 2-4 waste baskets

  • PROGRAM LENGTH:
    Each class session will last approximately 60 minutes in length. Max: 2 programs per day.


    GENERAL SCHEDULE:

  • 15-minute introduction to the topic
  • 30 minutes of hands-on activities
  • 10-minute wrap up & clean up
  • Please Contact or To Book--
    Meredith Lamothe, Early Childhood and Literacy Coordinator
    meredith@childrens-museum.org
    603.742.2002 Ext 111—Monday-Friday 9am-5pm


    OUR HEALTHY EARTH
    Grade: PreK-5
    Upcycling, the human footprint, saving the earth and playing with trash! Join us as we explore this great Earth we live on…and all of its trash! How much do you throw away a year? What are ways to make trash new again? Do you know what upcycling is? This interactive outreach program will explore all these questions and more! Children will learn easy ways that they can help keep the earth healthy and have fun along the way. Let’s put our scientist caps on to work together, question, explore and experiment.


    RIVER BUILDERS
    Grades: 1-5
    (60 minute version) Discover the many creatures that build along and within the river. From beavers to caddisflies to osprey, and even humans, students will learn about the variety of materials used to build their creations and how the river ecosystem supports these unique builders.


    MIND BLOWING MATTER
    Grades: K-5
    Learn how rocks can change their state of matter and watch other items change right before your eyes! Observe startlingly science-filled experiments and demonstrations and make an incredible shrink paper craft - that will look like real glass - to take home!


    AMAZING INVENTIONS
    Grades: 1-5
    Join us on a jog through history as we investigate some of the most amazing inventions of all time! We’ll explore incredible ideas from electricity to the chocolate chip cookie and also the makers who had the creative (and healthy!) minds to make all of our favorite inventions come to life. A museum educator will lead children in a hands-on, exciting, informative and startlingly science filled presentation—with a focus on how maintaining a healthy mind sparks creativity and inventive thinking! This hour-long program will wrap-up with every participant making their own aluminum foil circuit that can really light up!


    HIGH FLYING HEROES
    Grades: 1-5
    How does flight work? Who are the pioneering highflying heroes in the history of aviation? Why does a kite fly through the air? These questions and more will be answered in this summer’s library outreach program from The Children’s Museum of New Hampshire. A museum educator will lead children in a hands on, exciting, informative and startlingly science filled presentation. Watch as a real Bernoulli blower makes objects hover in the air, build and test paper flying contraptions and make a lunch sack kite to take home and fly!

    Related standards available upon request.

    Groups of up to 100 children

    RATES:
    The cost per session is $240/first program. Additional sessions, at the same venue, can be booked for $190 per session when booking the same program topic.


    PAYMENT:
    Program requires a $50 deposit at the time of booking. The full balance is due two weeks prior to the program.


    BOOKING MULTIPLE SESSIONS:
    Multiple sessions, for the same program, on the same day, may be booked in advance. There must be at least 15 minutes in-between sessions to clean up and reset.


    TRAVEL BEYOND 20 MILES:
    A fee of $.50 will be charged per mile for programs beyond a 20 mile radius of the museum.

    Your Institution should provide the following for any Traveling Program:

  • An all purpose room with comfortable seating for all participants. All sessions MUST take place in the same room.
  • Tables are strongly preferred to children working on the floor, chairs are not necessary.
  • 1 long 6 foot table or 2 smaller tables for display items
  • A Teacher and one additional volunteer per 25 children at the program
  • Access to sink for clean up (depending upon type of program)
  • 2-4 waste baskets

  • PROGRAM LENGTH:
    Each class session will last approximately 60 minutes in length. Max: 2 programs per day.


    GENERAL SCHEDULE:

  • 15-minute introduction to the topic
  • 30 minutes of hands-on activities
  • 10-minute wrap up & clean up
  • Please Contact or To Book--
    Meredith Lamothe, Early Childhood and Literacy Coordinator
    meredith@childrens-museum.org
    603.742.2002 Ext 111—Monday-Friday 9am-5pm


    AMAZING INVENTIONS
    Grades: 1-5
    Join us on a jog through history as we investigate some of the most amazing inventions of all time! We’ll explore incredible ideas from electricity to the chocolate chip cookie and also the makers who had the creative (and healthy!) minds to make all of our favorite inventions come to life. A museum educator will lead children in a hands-on, exciting, informative and startlingly science filled presentation—with a focus on how maintaining a healthy mind sparks creativity and inventive thinking! This hour-long program will wrap-up with every participant making their own aluminum foil circuit that can really light up!

    HIGH FLYING HEROES
    Grades: 1-5
    How does flight work? Who are the pioneering highflying heroes in the history of aviation? Why does a kite fly through the air? These questions and more will be answered in this summer’s library outreach program from The Children’s Museum of New Hampshire. A museum educator will lead children in a hands on, exciting, informative and startlingly science filled presentation. Watch as a real Bernoulli blower makes objects hover in the air, build and test paper flying contraptions and make a lunch sack kite to take home and fly!

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