Our Museum Without Walls Educational Outreach Program brings the Museum's unique interactive STEAM actvitives to children Pre-K through 5th across the region


The Museum is committed to making our hands-on programming available to as many children as possible. Our professional museum educators travel all across the region bringing STEAM programs to your school, library, community center, summer camp, Girl and Boy Scout meetings or wherever children gather who want to have fun while learning!  We are available to participate in your STEAM Days, Weeks, and Workshops. And please talk to us about adjusting our programs to accommodate Special Education classes and different learning styles.

The Museum is committed to making our hands-on programming available to as many children as possible. Our professional museum educators travel all across the region bringing STEAM programs to your school, library, community center, summer camp, Girl and Boy Scout meetings or wherever children gather who want to have fun while learning!  We are available to participate in your STEAM Days, Weeks, and Workshops. And please talk to us about adjusting our programs to accommodate Special Education classes and different learning styles.

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  • Programs offered year-round
  • One time sessions
  • Multi-week format during the school day
  • Multi-week after-school enrichment clubs
  • Programs last approximately 55 minutes 
  • $255 per program
  • Fees may vary depending on situation and length of stay
  • Materials included with program fee
  • Class size limited to 20 students PreK-2nd; 24 students for 3rd-5th; Fee may apply for additional students


CURRENT PROGRAMS:

(Programs with an asterisk are also available as field trip workshops on site at the Westchester Children's Museum)

STEAM Programs PK-5th
Catapult Challenge*
Fossil Investigation*
KEVA Plank Building Challenge
Math in Motion!
Mini Masterpieces
Nature's Engineers*
Our Living Environment*
The Science of Oz*
To the Moon and Beyond
Truss Us, It's Sturdy*
Whoosh Goes the Wind*
Wind Tube Challenge

STEAM Fairytale Programming* PK-2nd
We bring classic fairytales to life through three separate engineering and design challenges. Teachers may choose one of these options, or all three and schedule a set over a few weeks
Goldilocks and the Three Bears
The Three Billy Goats Gruff
The Three Little Pigs

Specialized Programs
These programs are based on educator availability and may have an increased program fee. 
DNA Detectives*
Earth Rocks*
Sharks!
Solar Race Cars



Catapult Challenge*
3rd-5th: Students learn the physics behind the medieval invention of the catapult, and are tasked to create their very own and use them to hurl projectiles at a target, while talking velocity and angles all into consideration.

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Fossil Investigation*
PK-2nd: Using scientific methods of observation and hypothesis, our student paleontologists will make educated guesses about our world now and in the past, examine fossil remains of animals and shells, learn what a fossil is and how they are formed, and create their own “fossil” to take home.


KEVA Plank Challenge
PK-5th: Young architects and engineers will use the scientific process to complete a building challenge only using Keva planks, gravity and stability. Students will work both independently and collaboratively to complete the challenge while also having fun- especially knocking down their structures at the end by choosing specific planks to remove from their structure.

You can check out photos of the KEVA Plank Building Challenge in action in the classroom HERE

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Mini Masterpieces
PK-5th: An introduction to classic visual works of art and understanding how to “read” the art. Students will then create their own artworks- a landscape, a self-portrait and a modern work.

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Math In Motion
3rd-5th: An introduction to the American space program where students become mathematicians and engineers in order to calculate NASA-inspired space flight trajectories.


Nature's Engineers*
1st-3rd: Take inspiration from nature’s engineering feats created by animals, such as a spider’s web, bird’s nest, ant colony and a beaver dam. Little engineers will learn about these amazing animals, their instincts to create beautiful yet safe homes out of creative materials, and have the opportunity to recreate part of nature’s beauty- a spider’s web.

Want to see Nature's Engineers in action? Check out these photos

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Our Living Environment
PK-5th: Students will take a tour around the world to various climates and learn how the water cycle reacts differently. Students will create their own “Biome in a Bag” to take home where they can observe the water cycle in a biome most similar to a Rain Forest.


The Science of Oz
1st-4th: Students explore story elements from the classic tale “The Wizard of Oz” as it relates to weather, color, solids, liquids and solubility. Students create a vortex (a tornado,) demonstrate the refraction, bending and separating of light to make colors with a prism, and create their own Rainbow Tube to take home, and have fun “dissolving” a witch.


To the Moon and Beyond
PK-2nd: Learn how the solar system and the planetary bodies relate to each other, how the NASA program developed, learn about the space shuttle mission patches and create their own.


Truss Us, It's Sturdy
3rd-5th: A truss structure is considered the strongest building structure because of its triangular shape. In this hands-on program, students explore why certa65in shapes are stronger than others and how they distribute load and withstand force. Using what they learn, students will build and test the strength of their very own truss bridges.


Whoosh Goes The Wind*
PK-2nd: How does air help us work, breath and even make electricity? Students will discover how air moves both in the natural world and inside their bodies, and see how artists over time have depicted wind and the air around them.


Wind Tube Challenge
PK-2nd: Little engineers will learn the first steps of how things fly and how the first airplane was invented. Students will then experiment with materials to make their own flying machines in our mobile Maker Space wind tube.
3rd-5th: Students will be introduced to the basics of physics through the history of flight from Leonardo da Vinchi, the Montgolfier Brothers and the Wright Brothers. They will be experiment with engineering design challenges to create their very own “flying machine” using inspiration from history.


The Three Little Pigs
Students design homes made out of straws, popsicle sticks and bricks (LEGOs) to see which structure will withstand the Big Bad Wolf’s huffing and puffing (a hair dryer camouflaged as the Wolf!)

Want to see what the Three Little Pigs program looks like? Click HERE

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Goldilocks and the Three Bears
Students are challenged to build a chair and a bed that is “just right” for Goldilocks, as well as perfectly balance a scale using various bear themed weights to make the scale is “just right,” as well.


The Three Billy Goats Gruff
Little architects learn about bridge design and which shapes are the strongest, and then use a variety of materials to design their own bridge to withstand the weight of the goats and the troll.


DNA Detectives
2nd-5th: Lab coats, goggles and real lab equipment are provided as students are guided through the scientific procedure of extracting DNA from strawberry cells.


Earth Rocks*
2nd-5th: Students learn about the formation of the universe, our solar system and the Earth. They see pictures of and may handle fascinating mineral specimens. The highlight of the program is for students to break open a real Geode (a type of hollow rock) to reveal a carpet of beautiful crystals, a sample of which they may take home.


Sharks
3rd-5th: Students will venture through a lesson in comparative anatomy during a dissection of an actual preserved dogfish shark, make a “shark-o-meter” to measure dozens of different species and (with site approval) taste a piece of freshly cooked Mako shark steak. Each student will take home an actual shark’s tooth.


Solar Race Cars
3rd-5th: Students build a solar powered car while learning about the basics of energy, with an emphasis on solar. Children will discover the difference between potential and kinetic energy, investigate a solar panel, and finally assemble and race their own solar powered car.


Museum Without Walls Inquiry Form

Please email us with questions about our outreach programs. Your contact information will not be shared with outside organizations. You may also reach us at 914-421-5050.

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