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Outreach Programs

Can’t bring your students to The Magic House? Let The Magic House come 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 2017-2018 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 Programs

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

Thanks to generous grants from Mastercard and Jody Trombley Young, a limited number of qualifying school groups will participate in STEM-related programs free of charge.


Backyard Bugs

Crawl, hop, march! In this basic introduction to insects and arachnids, students use their budding math and science skills to observe, sort, classify and compare these creepy crawly creatures. Students will be exposed to new vocabulary as they examine these larger-than-life bugs 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

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Math with Clifford

It’s big fun for little learners! After listening to a Clifford tale, children sort the Big Red Dog’s belongings to discover 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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Sounds With Seuss

Romp through the wonderful world of sounds based on Dr. Seuss’ Mr. Brown Can Moo, Can You? After the story, play an auditory discrimination game and discover the secrets to sound and vibration.

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

Put on your raincoat, 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 under water 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

Request an outreach program here.


A Little Bit of STEAM 

This interactive family program brings parents and children together at your school for hands-on discovery and fun while exploring basic Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math activities.

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

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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 Learning Lab Programs

Transform an ordinary school environment into an extraordinary science learning lab! These programs require 10 adult volunteers and space to accommodate 10 table-based learning stations. Schools may schedule up to three sessions per day. The same program must be presented at each session.

Program Cost: $225 (one session), $275 (two sessions), $300 (three sessions)
Length: 50 minutes per session
Size Limit: Maximum 50 students

Thanks to generous grants from Mastercard and Jody Trombley Young, a limited number of qualifying school groups will participate in STEM-related programs free of charge.


WaterWorks (Kindergarten – Grade 5)

Explore the properties of water when you dive into this interactive investigation. Learn about water filtration, surface tension, water pressure, the impact of water on the environment and more.

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Saving the Great Outdoors (Grades 1 – 5)

In this hands-on science program, the impact of human activity on the environment is emphasized as children learn about recycling, water filtration, oil spill clean-up and environmental science.

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Force and Motion (Grades 3 – 5)

Newton’s laws come to life with this hands-on approach to learning the basics of force and motion. Experience the effects of friction and gravity on objects in motion. Explore contact and non-contact forces and the basics of inertia while discovering how potential and kinetic energy affect a marble’s average velocity.

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Simply Machines (Grades 3 – 5)

Students discover how simple machines play a part in everyday life as they investigate wedges, screws, levers, inclined planes and the wheel and axle.

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Watt’s Up With Electricity (Grade 3 – 5)

The fundamentals of electricity and magnetism come to light in this program. Students create a working flashlight from a soda can, construct an electromagnet and become enlightened about electrical circuits.

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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 Interactive Science Presentations

Delivered by a Magic House Museum educator, interactive presentations are designed for classroom or assembly settings depending on the size of the audience. Up to three sessions of the same program can be presented on the same day.


Seuss on the Loose (Kindergarten)

Program Cost: $175 (one session), $225 (two sessions), $275 (three sessions)
Length: 1 hour
Size Limit: Maximum 60 students.

Learn all about the author who has enchanted generations of children, join in a rhyming game and create a silly Seuss-like story. This interactive literacy-based program is designed to help children read, rhyme and recognize simple words.

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Binary, Bits and Bytes…Oh, My! (Grades 1 – 5)

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

Binary code is as easy as 01, 10, 11! Unlock the mystery of binary code and explore how computers send and receive information using just 1s and 0s. Students will also learn the (not-so-secret) code to transform letters of the alphabet into binary numbers as they each make a binary code bracelet.

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Big Science  (Grades 1 – 5)

Program Cost: $175 (one session), $225 (two sessions), $275 (three sessions)
Length: 1 hour
Size Limit: Maximum 75 students.

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!

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Science Spectacular (Grades 1 – 5)

Program Cost: $175 (one session), $225 (two sessions), $275 (three sessions)
Length: 1 hour
Size Limit: Maximum 75 students.

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.

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Show Me Science! (Grades 1 – 5)

Program Cost: $175 (one session), $225 (two sessions), $275 (three sessions)
Length: 1 hour
Size Limit: Maximum 75 students.

See the amazing power of air, celebrate your center of gravity and observe the shocking effects of electricity. This demonstration utilizes flying paper, chirping chicks and sinking soap to illustrate everyday physics.

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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 Interactive Math Presentations

Measuring with Clifford (Kindergarten)

Clifford went on vacation and left some of his belongings behind. Students explore measurement and use non-standard units of measure to figure length, circumference and capacity as they pack a box to send to Clifford.

Program Cost: $125 (one session), $150 (two sessions), $175 (three sessions)
Length: 45 minutes
Size Limit: Maximum 20 students

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Money with Clifford (Grade 1)

Students learn about needs, wants and fair share as they identify and count money. Shopping in a pretend pet store completes this canine currency experience.

Program Cost: $125 (one session), $150 (two sessions), $175 (three sessions)
Length: 45 minutes
Size Limit: Maximum 30 students

Request an outreach program here.

Thanks to a generous grant from Jody Trombley Young, a limited number of qualifying school groups will participate in our outreach programs free of charge.


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.