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Group Visit + STEAM Workshop

Bring the world of science and inquiry to your students, Grades 1-5, with the Children's Museum of NH's S.T.E.A.M. Innovation Lab (Science Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math). S.T.E.A.M. Workshop visits include a 2-hour visit to the museum featuring a variety of creative science inquiry based activities related to the Next Gen Science Crosscutting Concepts (lesson time = 30-40 minutes) plus free exploration within the Children's Museum of New Hampshire. Group Visits + STEAM Workshops can be scheduled for groups between 12 (minimum) and 35 (maximum) children and their adult chaperones.


Time: Each visit runs from 9:30-11:30am, Tuesdays, Thursdays, or Fridays.

Required: Visit must be scheduled in advance. One adult chaperone for every 5 children.

Fees: Group Visit + STEAM Workshops are tiered flat rates based on the number of participants. Adults are included in this count.

12-20 Participants: $175
21-35 Participants: $300

Title 1 Schools: Thanks to support from the Lincoln Financial Foundation we can offer Title 1 Schools discounts on Group Visits + STEAM Learning Labs
12-20 Title 1 Participants: $80
21-35 Title 1 Participants: $120

To book: A $50 deposit is required to reserve your date. If you are unable to pay the deposit online with a credit card, please email leila@childrens-museum.org and request to reserve a date/time with a check through the mail. The balance is due at least two weeks in advance of your schedule visit. Please call 603-742-2002 x112 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, or Thursdays to reach Leila McRae to pay your balance. If you need an invoice sent to you, we are happy to provide that. Please email Leila McRae at leila@childrens-museum.org as soon as possible if you need an invoice.

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Masks:

Masking is now optional when visiting the Children's Museum of New Hampshire

Eating Arrangements:

Food and beverages are not permitted within the Children's Museum of New Hampshire at this time. During the warmer weather months, groups are welcome to bring bag lunches to eat at the outdoor picnic tables or amphitheater in Henry Law Park before or after their scheduled time in the museum.

Drop-in Programs:

Due to the discounted rate of group visits, special drop-in activities happening at the Museum that are available for regular visitors, are not available for groups.

Accessibility:

The Children's Museum of New Hampshire is equipped with both an elevator and ramp access between the two floors of exhibits. The Children's Museum of New Hampshire also has accessible bathrooms, parking and a designated drop-off zone for visitors with disabilities. If you have any questions about accessibility, please email xanthi@childrens-museum.org.

Cancellations:

If you need to cancel your Self-Guided Group Visit, please do so at least two weeks in advance. We will make every effort to reschedule Group Visits that are canceled due to poor weather conditions. The Children's Museum of New Hampshire does not provide refunds on the $50 deposit.

Orientation:

Watch this short 3 minute orientation video with your students before visiting, so everyone knows what to expect and what the rules are at the museum. Please note that we aren't currently offering lunch or snack breaks for visiting groups inside the museum.


STEAM Workshop Topics:

SCIENCE & MATH

Flight: Pushes and Pulls, Grades 1 - 5
Learn all about the forces of flight in this build-and-test lab. This lesson concludes with each student trying out a flying contraption of their own design in our Build It. Fly It. exhibit!

All About Patterns, Grades PreK - 2
Learn about symmetry, shapes & tessellations while you explore basic foundations of math and create a pattern project to take home with you.

Digging Dinosaurs, Grades PreK - 4
Explore the Scientific Method by pretending to be a paleontologist! Dig into a mini dinosaur fossil site with other "scientists in training" and identify the dinosaur that has been unearthed.

Engineer a Fairytale - Grades 1-5
Travel around to different stations and solve fairytale themed engineering challenges like making a sturdy house for the three little pigs, crafting a tin foil boat to help the gingerbread man escape, and building bridges for the three billy goats gruff.

Creative Circuits - Grades 1-5
Explore everyone's favorite circle: a circuit! Jump into this Lab with some theatre-integrated creative circuits and leave with your own made with aluminum foil.

Science of Sound, Grades 1-5
Experiment with sound – how do we make it, how do we hear it, how does it travel, and what’s the science behind it?


ECOLOGY & THE GREAT OUTDOORS

Nocturnal Animals, Grades K - 5
This lesson introduces nocturnal animals through hands-on activities and experiments. Students will learn about the special senses these animals have to help them survive at night, and make a project to take home.

Birds, Beaks, and Adaptations - Grades 1-5
Would a woodpecker be able to gather food in a pond? How successful would a duck be gathering food on a prairie? Find out in this hands on lab all about bird beak adaptations.

River Builders, Grades 1 - 5
Discover the many creatures that build along and within the river through interactive observation. Students will learn how different creatures build, why and where they build, as well as how the river ecosystem supports these builders.


HISTORY & WORLD CULTURES

World Celebrations, Grades 1 - 5
Using artifacts from different cultures students will explore what makes our culture and other cultures unique. Discover and compare everyday items, food, and customs from around the world as you explore actual artifacts from the museum's collection.

Gyotaku Fish Printing - Grades 1-5
Learn about the Japanese art of Gyotaku, aka Fish Printing, and make a beautiful fish print on a piece of fabric to take home.

Decorative Mask Making, Grades Pre K - 4
Learn how masks are used during ceremonies and festivals by cultures around the world. Explore the techniques and materials used to make these works of art while creating your own unique mask to take home.

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