Van Go

Let us bring our exhibits to you! Van Go! The Mobile Sacramento Children's Museum is a school outreach program where Museum educators come to your school and transform your classroom or multipurpose room into a mini museum. Each session begins with a brief introduction on the day's topic, followed by exploration and play time at several hands-on exhibits and activity stations. Van Go is designed for students in Grades Preschool-2.

Program Options

PRESCHOOL PROGRAMS - Please select one of the following topics:

  • The Five Senses: Learn about the five senses! Students will have an opportunity to work on refining each of their five senses through fun hands-on activities relating to seeing, hearing, touching, tasting, and smelling.
  • Food Lab: Explore healthy eating habits! Students will get an introduction to where food comes from and learn concepts of healthy eating while preparing fruit- and vegetable-based snacks using a variety of child-friendly kitchen tools.
  • Sound Explorers: Cultivate your love of music! Students will discover how a variety of different instruments create sound and explore basic music concepts of rhythm, beat, and expressing emotion through music, culminating in a music-making circle!


PROGRAMS FOR GRADES TK-2 - Please select one of the following topics:

  • Building & Engineering: Design, build, test, and tinker! Students will immerse themselves in the engineering process by working with variety of large- and small-scale building kits.
  • Air & Flight: Explore the dynamics of flight! Students will be able to answer the question "How do airplanes fly?" through in-depth exploration of the forces of flight, which will be explained through exciting demos and investigated at hands-on stations.
  • Color Lab: Play with color! Students will look, play, and create with color at four activity centers, which include a Kaleidoscope Color Table and a Mix It Up spin art station.

Dates/Times

A Van Go! program can be scheduled on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays (subject to staff availability). If several classes at your school are interested, we can set up once and have multiple classes rotate throughout the day. Each session lasts about an hour, and we are only able to accommodate one class (about 20-30 students) at a time per session.

Pricing

  • 60-minute session (1 class): $125
  • Additional same-day, same-program sessions: $100 each additional class
  • Mileage rates may apply

Payment

Payments in full are required the day of the Van Go! visit. SCM accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover, Check and Cash. Discount passes (including, but not limited to, passes issued by the Sacramento Children's Museum or the Sacramento Association of Museums) are not valid for Van Go! visits. Also, Museum Memberships are not valid for Van Go! visits.

Questions

For more information, please contact our Education Team at [email protected].

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