Attractions and Field Trips
Be sure to visit all three museums! The Duke Energy Children’s Museum is consistently ranked in the top 10 children’s museums in the U.S. and the exhibits encourage kids to climb, crawl, explore and learn about themselves and the world around them. Then, walk through a glacier and step back 19,000 years into the Ice Age in the Museum of Natural History & Science and learn about Cincinnati’s past and early life in Ohio in the Cincinnati History Museum. Group activities are also available for all ages, such as Scout Programs, Day Camps, Overnights, Sprouts Institute, Bright Ideas and Explorers University. Our programming is multi-diciplinary (like us), and focuses on everything from art and culture to science, history and technology.
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Cincinnati Nature Center believes outdoor education should be part of every teacher’s toolkit. The Nature Center offers a nature-immersive on site preschool and a variety of programs to meet your school’s needs using authentic outdoor learning experiences. Try a free-with-admission program in the Nature Center’s expansive nature playscape, or sign up for a Saturday class.
Where the World is your Classroom! The Zoo is the only place to meet over 500 animal and 3,000 plant species. The Zoo is internationally known for its success in the protection and propagation of endangered animals and plants, and engages in research and conservation projects worldwide! Field trips to the Zoo are available year round every day of the week. Admission is only $6 per student* and one adult per ten students is free. Learn More about visiting the Zoo.
Coney Island is home to world-famous Sunlite Pool, thrilling waterslides, classic rides and much more. Spend the day at Coney that’s sure to be fun for the whole family!
EnterTRAINment Junction’s train-themed family entertainment center features 80,000 square feet of fun for adults, children and groups, all under one roof! Marvel at the world’s largest (25,000 sq. ft.) indoor train display, featuring 90 locomotives, 2 miles of track and 1,200 large-scale train cars! Then bounce, climb and crawl your way through an interactive children’s play area. Learn at an imaginative American Railroading Museum, engineer a locomotive around a track in a hand-cranked railroad car, and explore a walk-through maze with funhouse surprises around every corner!
iSPACE, the STEM Learning Place, a non-profit organization, serving the Greater Cincinnati Region, makes learning exciting by providing engaging Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) programs to schools, families and the community. Participants explore robotics, rocketry, and more. They engage in active, hands-on problem solving and team-based projects, building the skills and confidence they’ll need in their future and as they join our region’s workforce with careers in manufacturing, technology, research, health care, etc.
Students can step back in time to the beginning of the “Age of the Dinosaurs” at the Dinosaurs Alive park and encounter the beasts that dominated the planet for over 180 million years in the world’s largest animatronic dinosaur park! Doubling as an outdoor classroom, Kings Island brings learning to life! Students have the opportunity to gain a greater understanding of the basics of science, technology, arts, engineering and mathematics in a fun and interactive setting during Education Days, Engineering Days and various festivals/performances.
Newport Aquarium takes pride in providing a fun and educational opportunity for students while giving them a whole new perspective on the wonders of the ocean. Our goal is to spark their imagination, creativity, curiosity and an appreciation for the natural beauty that surrounds us all. Planning your field trip at the Newport Aquarium is quick and easy…. check out their field trip planner online to help you plan your visit from start to finish.
When Anna Sinton and Charles Phelps Taft began collecting works of art, they aimed to assemble a diverse collection of works from around the world and provide it for study to local Cincinnatians. Since 1932, when the Taft residence became the Taft Museum of Art, its primary mission has been to educate through its collections and community programs.
Bring art into your classroom through educator programs. Youth and family can capture the opportunity to advance artistic experiences. Groups can enjoy a tour led by an experienced docent.
Bringing art to life for children and the young-at-heart through 3 key programs: MainStage, ArtReach and Learning the Craft.
Both MainStage (at the Taft) and ArtReach (touring) shows are accompanied by complimentary study guides. Each season’s productions are intended to act as a bridge for local curriculums, giving schools access to high quality arts education as well as serving as a catalyst for integrating the arts with other subjects. ArtReach also features a WorkShop division which takes a teaching artist directly to classrooms and afterschool programs.
Our Learning the Craft classes offers various integrated arts sessions (8 or 12 weeks) for students of all abilities and ages.