Museum In Motion/Outreach

Museum in Motion program brings engaging and award-winning hands-on activities and programs to your classroom or event.

Program Options

Option #1: Learning Labs
Learning Labs are perfect for your classroom. A variety of topics are available for your Pre-K – 6th grade class, see below for topic options. Each program lasts approximately one hour and is led by a museum educator.

Cost: $3 per student

Transportation Fee: $25 Bloomington-Normal

                                   $50 Outside of Bloomington- Normal

Option #2: Six Station Science Experience

The Six Station Science Experience option is great for an after school program or school event, see below for a listing of topics. Please note that six volunteers must be provided by the school.

Cost: $150 per hour up to 50 students

          $200 per hour 51 to 75 students

Transportation Fee: $25 Bloomington-Normal

                                   $50 Outside of Bloomington-Normal

Option #3: Design Your Own Experience

We know that not everyone needs the full Six Station Science Experience, so Design Your Own Experience lets you choose one or more STEAM stations! This option is great for science fairs, science nights, community events, school carnivals, or just to add some hands-on fun to any occasion. Talk to our School Program Educator for a list of activities to choose from and customize your program. Contact Jenny Raisbeck at (309) 433-3450. 

Cost: Varies on program choices and number of participants

Transportation Fee: $25 Bloomington-Normal

                                   $50 Outside of Bloomington-Normal

Program Topics

The Five Senses (Grades Prek-2) 

Students will indulge their senses as we make slime, wonderful smelling art, learn about taste with skittles and how we hear sound.

Dino-on-The-Go (Grades K-3) 

Grab your tools and get digging as you become a paleontologist for the day in our recreated dinosaur dig, make fossils, put together a dinosaur, and create your own diorama.

S.T.E.A.M Stations 

Immerse your students in a variety of hands-on science and engineering discovery. Students will conduct six fun experiments or challenges that may include science, technology, engineering, art, and math. Stations will be customized during booking. 

Matter (grades 2-5) 

Matter is all around us! In this station-based program students will participate in a variety of hands-on activities that help them extend their learning of the states of matter, mixing matter, and phase changes in matter. We will make slime, experiment with nitinol and more.

Weather (Grades 2-5) 

Learn about some of the tools that meteorologists use when predicting the weather. Students will make their own tools including anemometers, barometers, hygrometers and more which they can use to make their own weather forecast!