Our Mobile Museum consists of a series of mini interactive exhibits that pop-up wherever and whenever. These exhibits inspire hands-on exploration and play and bring the children’s museum experience out into the community. Through the Mobile Museum, children will engage with complex concepts and skills in a playful interactive way. Our exhibits focus on the process of learning rather than solely on the topic at hand as a way to foster intuition, interest, and curiosity in science, technology, engineering, art, and math.
Interested in bringing the Mobile Museum to you?
- Is the event open and free to the general public?
- Does the event offer CDM some level of publicity and community cultivation opportunity?
- Does the event require no more than 1 staff person?
If answered YES to all these questions, then CDM will bring the mobile museum at no charge to the host site/event!
Fees for other events that do not meet the three-point criteria above are assessed on a case-by-case basis and range from $100-$250 / day for non-profit hosts and from $250-500 / day for for-profit hosts.
Are you a school?
The Mobile Museum is available to schools for a fee of $150 if the school is within 50 miles of the museum’s Augusta or Waterville facilities. This provides 1 staff person for up to 6 hours including 10-minute breaks between groups and 30 minutes set-up and 30 minutes breakdown. This includes no presentation aside from a basic (but enthusiastic!) introduction and includes no take-home or guided activity, just lots of hands-on learning through play!
The mobile museum is appropriate for grades PreK – 5th. Groups must be no bigger than 25 students and will be divided into smaller groups of no more than 6 students. Each group must have at least 1 adult to oversee students’ safe use of materials and encourage their exploration of the activity at hand.
A guided take-home activity can be made available upon request for an additional fee based on materials and staffing required. If the event does require additional staff, $15 / hour will be added to the total fee.
The Children’s Discovery Museum is seeking funding to support bringing the Mobile Museum program free of cost to local non-profits serving families in the community. If you are interested in learning more, please let us know!
To book the museum, reach out to: firstname.lastname@example.org