Portable Museum Programs

Portable Programs in Your Classroom

Don't have time or funds for transportation? We'll come to you! A Museum Educator will bring hands-on history experience to your classroom, adaptable to an age-appropriate level. Portable Programs are free for all Elmhurst schools and $25 per class for all other groups. Options include:

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Kids take a fascinating journey through Elmhurst history exploring artifacts and hands-on activities (Grade 2-3).

Immigration
Pack a trunk with German immigrants from the 1800s to learn about what people brought to the New World (Grade 3-4).

Old-Fashioned Games
Students learn how children of the past played through games and toys such as cup-and-ball, spinning tops and hoop-and-sticks (Grades 2+).

People of the Prairie
Children will learn about the indigenous native people and cultures that populated this area long before the arrival of European settlers (Grades 4-5).

MORE INFO: Contact Jessie Wandersee, Supervisor of Education Services, at 630-530-6879 or via e-mail at EHMeducator@elmhurst.org.

WHAT TEACHERS ARE SAYING ABOUT PORTABLE PROGRAMS:
"I just wanted to thank you so much for coming to Ardmore School last week. All of the kids had such a good time and you did a fantastic job presenting the games to them and letting them explore." 
-- 4th Grade Teacher, Ardmore School, Villa Park 

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