Outreach | Hands-On House
Outreach to Schools

Discovery To Go outreach enrichment workshops bring the museum to your school classroom! These exciting, action-packed programs incorporates a variety of unique hands-on activities that blend learning with having fun. Discovery To Go workshops are multi-disciplinary and can be integrated into many areas of your classroom curricula. All Discovery To Go workshops have been designed to be presented to individual classes.

Discovery to Go workshops are available for K-Third grade, in elementary schools throughout south-central Pennsylvania. Programs are presented at your school by an experienced Hands-on House Museum Educator.

Costs:  All Discovery To Go workshops have been designed to be presented to individual classes, rather than as a large assembly. This allows each student ample opportunity to participate and experience the hands-on learning activities.

$250 for 1 class presentation

$300 for 2 class presentations

$415 for 3 classes

$465 for for class presentations

Plus Travel Fee.

BONUS: Each child who participates in a school workshop receives a one-time free child’s admission pass to Hands-on House (a $12.00 value) for a future museum visit with his or her family.

Reservations: To find out more about bringing any of the Discovery To Go programs to your school, please contact Hands-on House at (717) 569-5437 or email outreach@handsonhouse.org.

 

 

 


Become a dinosaur paleontologist and journey back in time with a traveling fossil dig. This enrichment workshop brings dinosaurs to life while exploring paleontology, geology, and more! Students will use their imagination and thinking skills to solve mysteries from the age of dinosaurs. This interactive workshop is geared for kindergarten, first and second grade classes.


Explore tree trunk traffic with the Hands-on House traveling tree. Take a walk in the woods, explore the forest floor, and encounter creatures that creep, crawl and fly as Hands-on House brings the outdoors, indoors. Students will learn about environmental awareness and conservation of natural forest resources. This interactive workshop is designed for kindergarten and first grade classes.


Go on a Senses Safari with Hands-on House! Explore and compare your senses with those of your favorite jungle animals, to discover how animals navigate the world. Sniff like a snake, see like a zebra, and touch like a wild cat. This interactive workshop is geared for kindergarten, first and second grade classes.


Estimation + Cooperation = FUN! Become mathematical problem solvers at the Hands-on House picnic, where students will measure, estimate, count, observe, predict and sort. Unpack your picnic and get your hands on math! This interactive workshop is designed for kindergarten and first grade classes.


Use the Scientific Method in order to master the forces of gravity, magnetism and light. Students will hypothesize, predict, observe and test through experiments using raceways, kaleidoscopes and magnets. This interactive workshop is designed for first, second and third grade classes.

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