Dates Available: Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays, from June 5 through August 2
Start Times Offered: 10am, 12pm
Program Duration: 1 hour and 45 minutes
Group Size: 10–50 children
Chaperone Requirement: 1 adult chaperone per 8 children
Do you want a field-trip experience that emphasizes career readiness and professional skills? Are you looking for a truly interdisciplinary program that combines history, art, English language arts, and science? Are your students curious about the inner workings of a museum? If the answer to any of these questions is "yes," then sign up for our Curator for a Day program for a unique look at the Missouri History Museum.
In the Galleries
On the Curator for a Day tour, students will visit three areas of our galleries. At each stop, they'll engage with objects and displays through the eyes of museum staff: a curator, a conservator, and an exhibition designer.
In the Classroom
During the classroom portion, students will work in teams and use objects in our education collection (which are touchable) to create their own thematic exhibition. They'll define and develop their exhibition theme, choose objects to be in their exhibition, design a space in which to display their exhibition, and create an event that would entice an audience to come visit their exhibition.
Note that portions of the activities may be cut out if your group arrives late.