The Strong offers unique educational opportunities for students in Grades 4 through 12. Prices vary.
Custom Programs for Grades 4 through 8
Museum educators can create custom programs to uniquely suit particular class needs. Custom programs are offered at the museum.
These recent examples demonstrate how museum spaces support hands-on connections to material covered in the classroom:
- A fifth grade class visited Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden to sketch plants as part of their study of botany and to inspire poetry writing.
- A sixth grade class explored the concepts of continuity and change by studying artifacts in the America at Play exhibit.
- A eighth grade class visited eGameRevolution to explore the history of electronic games.
Custom Programs for High School Classes
Museum educators can create custom programs to uniquely suit high school curriculum requirements. Custom programs are offered at the museum. Offerings include, but are not limited to:
Learning Through Play
Explore teaching and learning through play in four areas of child development—social, emotional, cognitive, and physical. Enjoy an interactive presentation by a museum educator and then experience the museum's interactive exhibits and discover how each reinforces learning through play.
Meet with a museum professional to learn more about the museum’s world-renowned collection of toys, games, dolls, electronic games, and other items related to play; exhibit design and fabrication; and The Strong’s unparalleled play-related library and archive materials.
Museum field trips provide dynamic opportunities for project-based learning for all grade levels and offer a unique way for teachers to connect to curriculum.
To plan your custom program, first complete the group visit request. Groups must be scheduled at least two weeks in advance of the visit. To learn more, call 585-263-2700.