Museum on the Go

Bring the Museum to your classroom or community space

BCM’s traveling Museum on the Go collections cases can be brought to your classroom or community space. Choose from 30 cases and curriculum kits; topics ranging from natural science to global arts and culture.

Museum on the Go Collection Cases

Adornments From Head to Toe: What are you wearing and what does it say about you? Through close looking at rings, necklaces, anklets, and amulets, student will learn about the role of jewelry and personal adornment in cultures around the world.

Inside India: Discover life inside India! A doll in a sari, a yo-yo, a toe ring, finger cymbals, and other authentic artifacts introduce students to the traditions of the world’s second-most populous country and some of its unique traditions.

Reptiles: Lizards and gators and snakes, oh my! Don’t forget turtles, too. Students will handle genuine reptile skins, bones, and specimens as they learn about these fascinating creatures’ body structures, lifecycles, and behaviors.

Rocks and Minerals: How do you use rocks and minerals in your everyday life? Besides learning about geology through rock and mineral specimen, students also have a chance to compare them with a variety of objects made from those materials.

Telling Stories Through Objects: Can you learn an object’s story just by looking at it? By pairing a Hopi kachina, an Indonesian shadow puppet, and other objects with stories related to their background or culture, this case invites students to look at objects closely to see what they can discover and encourages creative responses.

Volcanoes!: This case will have your students erupting with excitement! Volcanic rocks, cinders, dust, ash, and other specimens will help students learn about geology and understand what happens when a volcano erupts.

Fees and Reservations

Case Rental: Use a Museum on the Go case in your classroom or share it with other classes at your school. All cases include Educator resources and activity suggestions.

Museum on the Go Case Rentals:
2- week rental is $200.  Each additional week is $50.
Transportation to/from your school can be arranged for an additional fee.

Museum on the Go Mondays:
Includes the rental of a Museum on the Go case and an educator-led, one-hour program in your classroom on a Monday.
$400 for 2 weeks rental + classroom session; $50 for each additional week (30 students maximum).

Brooklyn Children’s Museum can customize collections cases for use in your classroom. Reach out to us for more information.

This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.