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Outreach Programs

Let us bring The Magic House to you! More than 25,000 students every year participate in Magic House programs in their own schools, libraries, camps, and child-care facilities.

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Download the 2019-2020 Education Program Guide here.

General Information

Two outreach program formats – Learning Lab Programs and Interactive Presentations – allow the Museum’s staff of traveling educators to bring learning experiences to students.

  • Outreach programs are offered throughout the year, including summer.
  • Rates are determined by the program selection and number of sessions presented.
  • Up to three sessions of the same program can be presented on the same day.
  • Fees are based on schools within a 25-mile radius of The Magic House. For schools beyond that distance, please add $1.50 per mile.

Preschool STEM

Preschool interactive presentations, delivered by a Magic House Museum educator, are designed for classroom settings.


Backyard Bugs

In this introduction to insects and arachnids, students use their math and science skills to observe, sort, classify and compare these creepy crawly creatures. Students will be exposed to new vocabulary as they examine and learn the characteristics of our six- and eight-legged friends.

Program Cost: $100 (one session), $125 (two sessions), $150 (three sessions)
Length: 30 minutes per session
Size Limit: Maximum 20 students

Request an outreach program here.


Math with Clifford

It’s big fun for little learners! Children will sort the Big Red Dog’s belongings to discover the simple math concepts of counting and size order.

Program Cost: $100 (one session), $125 (two sessions), $150 (three sessions)
Length: 30 minutes per session
Size Limit: Maximum 20 students

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Sense-sational Science

This hands-on exploration of the senses lets kids see the world through rose-colored glasses, chime in on a listening experiment and learn how the senses work.

Program Cost: $100 (one session), $125 (two sessions), $150 (three sessions)
Length: 30 minutes per session
Size Limit: Maximum 20 students

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Water Wonders

Push up your umbrella and wade through a storm of wet and wild experiments! Find out how liquid can defy gravity, experience shower power, learn how paper can stay dry underwater and discover how air and water interact.

Program Cost: $100 (one session), $125 (two sessions), $150 (three sessions)
Length: 30 minutes per session
Size Limit: Maximum 20 students

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A Little Bit of STEAM 

A little bit of steam goes a long way in this interactive family program, as preschoolers and their special adults explore basic Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math activities. This hands-on program will bring parents and children together in an environment full of discovery, exploration and fun, while nurturing the natural curiosity and nature of the curious preschooler!

Program Cost: $250
Length: 45 minutes
Size Limit: Maximum 50 students and their accompanying adults

Available during the school day, after school
or in the evenings.

Request an outreach program here.


Fees are based on schools within a 25-mile radius of The Magic House. For schools beyond that distance, please add $1.50 per mile.

Elementary STEM Programs

Program Cost: $175 (one session), $225 (two sessions), $275 (three sessions)
Length: 60 minutes per session


Big Science (Grades 1 – 5)

Experience science wonders both big and small with these amazing science activities. Discover the effects of air pressure on eggs, expand perimeter and step through an index card and have a ball with kinetic energy. Be amazed by a miniature hot air balloon, gravity defying water and shrinking chip bags while exploring everyday items!

Size Limit: Maximum 75 students (assembly-style)

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Science Spectacular (Grades 1 – 5)

Students will be amazed as they learn about gravity, flabbergasted as they learn about force and motion, and mystified as they watch objects roll uphill in this program that develops scientific inquiry skills.

Size Limit: Maximum 75 students (assembly-style)

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Design Challenge (Grade 1 – 5)

Empower students to think creatively, work collaboratively and to see themselves as problem solvers with this hands-on introduction to the Engineering Design Process. Basic design challenges will encourage students to use 21st-century skills and discover that there are infinite possible solutions to a problem.

Size Limit: Maximum 25 students, Volunteers required: 1 teacher and 1 adult volunteer.

Request an outreach program here.


Fees are based on schools within a 25-mile radius of The Magic House. For schools beyond that distance, please add $1.50 per mile.

Learning Labs

Transform an ordinary school environment into an extraordinary science learning lab! These programs require adult volunteers and space to accommodate table-based learning stations. Schools may schedule up to three sessions per day. The same program must be presented at each session.


Good Food for You (Kindergarten – Grade 5)

Program Cost: $175 (one session), $225 (two sessions), $275 (three sessions)
Length: 1 hour
Size Limit: Maximum 25 students.
Volunteers required: 1 teacher and 1 adult volunteer

Empower students to be healthy and smart from the inside out as they learn to make healthy choices in four portable interactive environments: a grocery store, farmers market, restaurant and home kitchen, all without leaving school. Good Food for You encourages students’ decision-making, self-management, teamwork and collaboration as they learn to choose nutritious foods and create healthy meals. Good Food for You also aligns with school health and wellness policies and meets state guidelines for nutrition education grade-level expectations, all to help students begin their journey toward a lifetime of healthy eating habits.

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Access for All Scholarship Opportunity

Thanks to generous grants from Bayer Fund, qualifying school groups can receive in this program free of charge.


Saving the Great Outdoors (Grades 1 – 5)

Program Cost: $175 (one session), $225 (two sessions), $275 (three sessions)
Length: 50 minutes per session
Size Limit: Maximum 25 students
Volunteers required: 1 teacher and 4 adult volunteers

This hands-on environmental science program provides students with the knowledge and encouragement to make environmental choices that will help preserve the earth’s delicate balance. The impact of human activity on the environment is emphasized as students learn about recycling, water filtration and environmental science.

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Watt’s Up With Electricity?  (Grades 3 – 5)

Program Cost: $175 (one session), $225 (two sessions), $275 (three sessions)
Length: 50 minutes per session
Size Limit: Maximum 25 students.
Volunteers required: 1 teacher and 4 adult volunteers

The fundamentals of electricity and magnetism come to light as students discover the basics of electricity in this hands-on program. Students will become enlightened as they create a working flashlight from a soda can, investigate conductors, insulators and circuits, and discover the secret to circuits and electrical switches.

Request an outreach program here.


Fees are based on schools within a 25-mile radius of The Magic House. For schools beyond that distance, please add $1.50 per mile.