outreach programming

Let Explore & More – The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Children’s Museum bring the fun to you with our outreach programming!

With hands-on, play based lessons your students, campers and visitors will have so much fun they won’t even realize that our lessons support NYS and Next Generation curriculum standards. You provide the kids, we provide the fun! Explore & More will provide you with all the materials you need.

All of our outreach programs are offered as either virtual or in-person, be sure to indicate which you would prefer on the form below.

Plus this year we are proud to offer you reduced pricing for our outreach programs!

Storytime Art Explorers

Art Explorer’s Storytime takes your students on an adventure through famous children’s literature to discuss topics such as friendship, community, imagination, sharing and so much more! Each lesson consists of a guided read-aloud from an Explore & More educator and a facilitated activity to dive deeper into the story. These lessons help to build literacy, fine motor, social-emotional and daily living skills.

Please select from the following stories:

The Day the Crayons Quit
Mango, Abuela, and Me
Where the Wild Things Are
All Are Welcome Here
Adventure Day
Bring Me Some Apples and I’ll Make You a Pie
Drawn Together by Dan Santat
Festival of Colors by Surishtra Sengal
Let’s Paint by Gabriel Alborzo

Ages:  Pre K – K (Ages 3-5)
Length of Program:
 45 minutes
Cost of Program: $150 -For up to 10 participants; includes all materials; if booking multiple sessions call for discounted pricing.
This series of lessons supports the following Curriculum Standards: PK.AL.1, PK.AL.3, PK.PDH.1, PK.PDH.5, PK.SEL.1, PK.AC.1, PK.AC.3, PK.ELAL.1, PK.ELAL.5, PK.ELAL.13, PK.SOC.2, PK.ARTS.5K.AL.1, K.AL.3, K.PDH.1, K.PDH.5, K.SEL.1, K.SEL.4, K.SEL.6, K.AC.1, K.AC.2, K.ELAL.2, K.ELAL.5, K.EAL.11, K.ELAL.13, K.SOC.3, K.SOC.5

Mini Golf

Mini Golf explores the engineering process while creating your own themed mini golf hole! Once this project is done, classmates will have a chance to play through the entire mini golf course that their fellow students built!

Ages: 1st & 2nd Grade (Ages 6-7)
Length of Program
: 1 hour
Cost of Program: $150 -For up to 10 participants; includes all materials; if booking multiple sessions call for discounted pricing.
This series of lessons supports the following Curriculum
Standards: ETS1.A

Invention Exchange

In our Invention exchange series we will explore the different steps in the invention process all while inventing new things! Each class will focus more in-depth on a particular step in the process and result in a newly built invention. These classes can be booked as a residency series or stand-alone program.
Please select from the following topics
Brainstorming and Exchange – Game Day!
Building and Testing – Superhero Gadgets
Research and Brainstorming – Soaring Airplanes

Ages:  3rd-5th Grade (Ages 8-11) 
Length of Program:
1.5 hours
Cost of Program: $150 -For up to 10 participants; includes all materials; if booking multiple sessions call for discounted pricing.
This series of lessons supports the following Curriculum
Standards:
Math: NY-2.MD.1, Arts: 3-5 VA.Cr.1, SCI: 3-5 – EST1.1

You are the Gumshoe!

Do you have the skills to solve a crime? Students will investigate the mystery of who spilled the coffee beans through three hands-on science experiments. The results of these experiments will allow the students to determine who committed the crime.

Ages:  3rd-5th Grade (Ages 8-11) 
Length of Program:
2 hours
Cost of Program: $150 -For up to 10 participants; includes all materials; if booking multiple sessions call for discounted pricing.
This series of lessons supports the following Curriculum Standards:
SOC: 3.1a, 3.2a, 3.3a, 4.3, 3.5

STEMtastic Careers

An early inspiration can cause a spark for a future in STEM Careers. Start by exploring different STEMTASTIC careers through handson learning. This series can be booked as a residency series or as a stand along program.
Please select from the following topics:
Context is Key – A look into Archaeology
Engineering Tomorrow
Bird Watching – A Fly Over of Ornithology
3D Design

Ages:  3rd-5th Grade (Ages 8-11) 
Length of Program:
1 hour
Cost of Program:$250 (for up to 10 participants; includes all materials)

Outreach Form

Please complete the form below to get in touch with our team. We will contact you to complete the outreach registration!
  • Name * Required
  • Please enter a number greater than or equal to 10.
  • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY
  • Desired Workshop (if applicable)
  • Workshop Forum * Required
  • Please inform us of anything else we should know about your group visit request.
  • NOTE: Requested dates are not reserved until a confirmation is received by email or phone from the Museum. A $25 deposit will be required for large group bookings.
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.