Want to bring the excitement of Cincinnati Museum Center directly to your location?

Our Programs-on-Wheels bring educational and entertaining lessons in a wide variety of topics to you! Choose from a broad array of in-person or virtual science, natural history, and social studies programs for preschool through grade 12. Explore the categories to the right for program descriptions and details.

See how our programs align with the Ohio Revised Academic Science and Social Studies Standards as well as Next Generation Science Standards and National Social Studies Academic Standards.


Early Childhood Programs-on-Wheels (Pre K–K)

45 minutes, maximum 25 students and minimum age requirement of 3 years.

Single program

August 16-January: $165
February-August 15: $180

Multiple programs*

2 sessions: $300
3 sessions: $420
4 sessions: $520
5 sessions: $600
6 sessions: $690


* Same program, same day, same location

Elementary & Secondary Programs-on-Wheels (Grades 1–12)

60 minutes, maximum 30 participants

Single program

August 16-January: $180
February-August 15: $205

Multiple programs*

2 sessions: $340
3 sessions: $480
4 sessions: $600
5 sessions: $700
6 sessions: $810



* Same program, same day, same location

Exploration Stations

Love Programs-on-Wheels, but looking for something less structured? Exploration Stations provide hands-on, stop-and-go, informal learning perfect for family nights, field days or fairs. Book one or more stations, available in a variety of science and social studies topics, for your next event. You provide the tables and we’ll provide materials and activities for people of all ages to explore at their own pace.

Two hours (minimum of two hours): $350
Each additional hour: $175


Travel Fees for Programs-on-Wheels

0–35 miles: $0
36–55 miles: $50
56–75 miles (minimum of 2 programs): $65
76–100 miles (minimum of 3 programs): $80
101–125 miles (minimum of 4 programs): $90
Beyond 125 miles (minimum of 4 programs): Call for pricing

  • Programs are available for schools, daycare centers, pre-schools, libraries, community centers, church groups, scouts, summer camps and more.
  • Available Monday through Friday during business hours and evenings and weekends pending staff availability.
  • Call (513) 287-7021 any day between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., for more information or to book your program.
  • All programs require 15–45 minutes of set-up and take-down.
  • Consecutive programs booked on the same day should be scheduled in the same space with at least 15 minutes between programs.
  • Confirmation materials are emailed at the time of reservation.
  • Changes to your scheduled activities or numbers less than 2 business days before your program or the day of your program may result in the suspension of visiting privileges or grant eligibility. Call if your plans change.
  • Failure to cancel your reservation prior to our arrival is subject to a charge of 100% of the total reservation.
  • Book as far in advance as possible. Reservations for programs close two weeks out.
  • Payment by credit card, check or purchase order is required two weeks in advance. Programs are subject to reschedule if payment has not been received by that time.